Closing independent school put up for sale

  • 4th July 2024

The Old Palace of John Whitgift Pre-school & Preparatory School in Croydon, London has been put up for sale with a guide price of £7.5 million for the freehold. The school, which opened in 1889, is closing at the end of this summer term.

The 4.6-acre site comprises 11 individual buildings, with the main building being an Edwardian property that has been extended over the years.

Across the school site are a wide range of other buildings that have also been developed, The property also has outside space, including a large playing field, three hard-surfaced games courts and other hard-standing areas.

Property company Knight Frank has been instructed by the John Whitgift Foundation to conduct the sale.

Emma Cleugh, head of the education and charities team at Knight Frank, said: “Potential buyers have the option to continue the current use or redevelop the site for alternative mixed or residential uses, subject to the necessary consents.”

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