Chatsworth Schools announces new acquisitions

“We are confident that the change in ownership will ensure bright futures for pupils and staff” at the five schools, says the education management company

Chatsworth Schools has announced the acquisition of Hall School Wimbledon, Benedict House Preparatory School, Crown House Preparatory School, Griffin House Preparatory School and Marylebone Village Nursery School.

Anita Gleave, founder and CEO of Chatsworth Schools, said: “We are delighted to make this announcement. All of these schools fit the profile of the high quality schools that Chatsworth chooses to work with, and we are confident that the change in ownership will ensure bright futures for pupils and staff.”

Chatsworth Schools’ focus on quality as the foundation for building a successful, education-led group fits with Synova’s approach to long-term value creation. Tim Ashlin, Synova Capital

“The Chatsworth team has a passion for schools as learning communities, and a commitment to enabling outstanding futures for all our children,” added Gleave. “By continually raising standards and fostering a love of learning, we aim to create world citizens and strong communities with resilience and integrity. We look forward to bringing our extensive experience to each and every one of our schools.”

Griffin House Prep School

Tim Ashlin, partner at growth investor, Synova Capital, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Chatsworth team, who have a track record of exceptional educational leadership. Their focus on quality as the foundation for building a successful, education-led group fits with Synova’s approach to long-term value creation and our commitment to providing support throughout the life of our investments. We look forward to continuing to work with Chatsworth Schools in the years ahead and seeing the group grow from strength to strength.”