New owner for Wiltshire prep school

  • 5th June 2024

Avondale Preparatory School

David Allison of EduPartners, an education consultancy company, has purchased Avondale Preparatory School in Salisbury, Wiltshire, a non-selective, co-educational independent day school, with space for 180 children aged between two and 11 years.

The school, originally opened in 1923, was acquired by Stuart Watson in 2013, who is selling to allow him to move back to New Zealand with his young family.

EduPartners also owns Salterford House in Nottingham, an independent preparatory school for children aged from two to 11 years.

Business property advisor Christie & Co facilitated the sale of Avondale.

Jassi Sunner, associate director, childcare and education at Christie & Co, said: “Our client Stuart has successfully run Avondale for over 10 years and instilled a fantastic ethos in the business which was always going to be apparent for any potential buyer.

“Stuart decided to sell to David to keep the continuity of the school, and his strong affinity to the school meant he wanted to leave the staff and pupils in good hands with as little effect on them as possible.”

Avondale Preparatory School was sold for an undisclosed price.

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