Former school in Somerset comes to market
Property consultancy Knight Frank’s Education & Charities has been mandated to launch the sale of former Bruton School for Girls.
After struggling with low pupil numbers for a while, the school closed down at the end of last year. Knight Frank is now guiding offers of £9 million for the entire freehold interest and interested parties are invited to offer for the whole site or individual lots.
Based in Somerset, the school comprises a variety of buildings and includes teaching, boarding, administrative, staff accommodation and recreational facilities, all set within 34 acres of grounds.
Emma Cleugh, head of the Education & Charities team at Knight Frank, told this publication: “Subject to the necessary planning consents, the property would be suitable for a mix of uses and development given its scale and this could include redevelopment for residential or leisure use – such as homes, seniors housing or a hotel.”
A spokesperson commenting on behalf of the Trustees of Bruton School for Girls, added: “The trustees intend to use the proceeds of the sale to further the objects of the charity which is to promote the education in Bruton of girls of all school ages and of boys aged under eight.”