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Children and staff face uncertain future after Northamptonshire school closes

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The future education of 300 children is uncertain today after a Northamptonshire school told staff it was closing.

It is understood that bosses at the private Great Houghton School, in Great Hall High Street, Great Houghton have confirmed the school is in administration ad all staff have been made redundant as of today.

The Chron reported earlier this year that parents had received letters urging them to keep up to date with fees, but the school insisted the problem had since been resolved.

The David Ross Education Trust had looked into investing in the school but did not follow up its initial interest.

The school has 360 children aged from less than one year in its nursery to 16-years-old.

Since the recession a number of private schools have gone in administration because of decreasing numbers and falling land values.

 

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