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Multi-million pound offer made on site of former-private school

PUBLISHED: 11:26 13 January 2020 | UPDATED: 15:50 13 January 2020

Hethersett Old Hall School, which closed suddenly in August 2019. Picture: Tom St Aubyn

Hethersett Old Hall School, which closed suddenly in August 2019. Picture: Tom St Aubyn

Tom St Aubyn

An offer has been made to buy the site of a former boarding school, which went into liquidation last year.

Stephen Crump, headmaster of Hethersett Old Hall School, which is set to become co-educational. Picture: Stephen CrumpStephen Crump, headmaster of Hethersett Old Hall School, which is set to become co-educational. Picture: Stephen Crump

The future of the 15-acre site, owned by private school Hethersett Old Hall School, was thrown into uncertainty after the company folded last August, owing more than £500,000 to its creditors.

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But an offer has now been made on the Norwich road site and its 15 buildings, with liquidators estimating it could fetch up to £4 million.

Managing agent George Craig, of Savills estate agency, said he was not able to discuss the offer, but described the potential sale as "exciting".

Hethersett Old Hall School, which is under offer with Savills. Picture: Inscope ImagingHethersett Old Hall School, which is under offer with Savills. Picture: Inscope Imaging

Hethersett Old Hall School went into liquidation after dwindling pupil numbers left the company at a £56,000 loss the previous year.

After its closure, which was announced three weeks before the start of term, more than 100 pupils were forced to find new schools.


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