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Northamptonshire MP ‘saddened’ by closure of private school near Northampton

Great Houghton School

Great Houghton School

A Northamptonshire MP said she was “extremely saddened” a private school near Northampton had gone into administration.

It was announced to staff and parents on Friday that the Great Houghton School had gone into administration, resulting in more than 30 members of staff being made redundant.

Andrea Leadsom, Conservative MP for south Northamptonshire, said she had a great fondness for the school as her mother worked there as a matron.

She said: “I think it will be a great shame for the village, the pupils and the staff if the school closes.”

It was reported by The Chronicle & Echo earlier this year that parents had received letters urging them to keep up to date with fees, but the school insisted at the time that the problem had since been resolved.

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

Great Houghton School has 360 children aged from less than one year in its nursery to 16-years-old.

The Chron was told a statement from the administrators would be released on Friday, however nothing has been received.

 

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