Riverston Schools (UK) Ltd announces it has acquired the business and freehold assets of Beech Hall School, Tytherington, Macclesfield.
Formerly a ‘Best Small School in Cheshire’ and with an ‘Outstanding’ 2015 ISI report, Beech Hall is the first of a number of UK acquisitions by the Riverston Group who are based in London. Beech Hall School was established in 1926, occupying a listed building and 16-acre site near Macclesfield in Cheshire. It currently has approximately 200 boys and girls from six months to 16 years – although Riverston is considering extending the age range to include a more specialist post-16 provision.
James Allen, who is currently Deputy Headmaster at Riverston School in south-east London, will be relocating to Macclesfield during the forthcoming summer holiday to assume the headship of the senior school and be responsible for several exciting new developments.
Professor Michael Lewis, Executive Chairman of Riverston Group, says: “This is our first major UK acquisition and my colleagues and I are delighted to assume the stewardship of such a fine school which clearly has so much potential. We greatly look forward to working with the existing pupils, parents and staff and enhancing Beech Hall’s current provision. Considerable investment in the property, facilities and resources of the school is envisaged and will form part of an extensive re-development programme over the coming years”.