Chelsea prep school to close

  • 28th March 2023

Redcliffe Gardens School in Chelsea is closing at the end of the summer term due to a severe shortage of pupils, The Daily Mail has reported

The £21,000-a year school’s chair of governors Simon Davies has emailed parents telling them the “difficult news” that the Godolphin and Latymer Foundation which acquired Redcliffe Gardens in 2020, is closing it down after more than 70 years.

Davies wrote that despite “very positive educational achievements” under headteacher Sarah Glencross and her predecessor, “we have still not seen the turnaround in pupil numbers which was needed to secure the financial future of the school”.

The school has capacity for 186 pupils but only has a pupil roll of 74.

Another Chelsea prep school, the Hampshire School, is offering places to all the pupils from Redcliffe Gardens.

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