UK: Forfar Education acquired Prenton Preparatory School
London-based Forfar Education, which owns, builds, and manages schools, has acquired Prenton Preparatory School in Oxton in Wirral, Northwest England, Wiral Glove has reported.
Forfar’s chief executive John Forsyth said the acquisition was strategic in terms of location by giving the group a presence in the Northwest and also in terms of the local independent prep school market.
He said: “Prenton Prep is an established small school with a very strong reputation. Forfar will be investing to significantly refurbish the school, equipping it with state-of-the-art classrooms and technology, as well as focusing on creating excellence in specialist subject areas.
“Forfar’s considerable expertise will support and resource staff to be the best they can be so that each child has a clear individual learning plan that enables them to get into their secondary school of choice.
“Forfar will maintain the small family ethos that Prenton and Forfar share and with Forfar’s educational experience and financial support Prenton Prep will soon become the go-to school in the Wirral.”
Prenton Preparatory School’s headteacher Mike Jones said: “This is an exciting new chapter in our school’s history, as we move into a new phase of management directed by a drive to put us on the map for our academic and extra-curricular excellence. Forfar is known for preparing children to go to the best independent schools and we’re delighted to be part of this growing family of excellent schools focused on producing the leaders of the next generation.”