Fellow private schools in Northampton offering places to Great Houghton pupils

Benjamin Slade, headteacher of Quinton House School
Benjamin Slade, headteacher of Quinton House School

Private schools in Northampton are advising parents from Great Houghton School, which closed last week, they still have places for September.

Parents of more than 300 pupils, including teenagers half-way through their GCSEs, have been left without a school after Great Houghton School Ltd went into administration.

Quinton House School, Pitsford School and St Peter’s Independent School in Northampton have all contacted parents of children at Great Houghton to inform them of the places available for September.

Northamptonshire County Council is also believed to be offering support to parents to inform them of any places available in state schools in the town.

Quinton House Headmaster Ben Slade said: “We are open throughout the summer and can offer advice and guidance to parents to help them make informed decisions about their children’s futures.

“We were all saddened to hear of the closure of Great Houghton School. This must be very distressing news for the young people, their parents and of course for the staff who now face an uncertain future.

“Understandably, we have received many enquiries from parents over the last few days. In order to make sure we support everyone who might need it, my team will be in school all the way through the summer from 9am to 3pm Monday through to Friday.”

Mr Slade can be contacted on 01604 752050 or via email at info@quintonhouseschool.co.uk

To find out about places available at Pitsford School call Northampton 880306.

Bilton Grange School, near Rugby, also has places for children aged from four to 13. To find out more call Rebecca Bantoft on 01788 810217.

Spratton Hall school also has places available and is holding a summer open day on Monday, August 4 from 10am until noon. For mor einformation call the school on Northampton 847292.

Winchester House School in Brackley also has places. Parents can call Emily on 01280 702483 to find out more information.

The Webber Independent School in Milton Keynes has also come forward offering places across all year groups for September start. The school is open throughout the summer (9am to 4pm Mon – Fri) for parent tours and further advice. To book an appointment to meet the Principal or member of the senior team call 01908 574740 or email at info@wis.gemsedu.co.uk