UK: Inspired Learning Group acquires Rookwood School
Inspired Learning Group (ILG) has acquired Rookwood School in Andover, Hampshire, a co-educational independent school which caters to children aged from two to 18 years old.
Rookwood School becomes ILG’s third all-through school and will receive significant investment for its facilities and professional development.
Carolyn Hardiman, Rookwood’s chair of governors said: “All of the governors’ decisions have been made with the best interests of our school community in mind, and I am excited that we are about to embark on this new chapter as part of the ILG family. ILG was chosen as the ideal partner for the school due to its shared vision, values and strong track record in providing a world-class education.”
ILG comprises 20 independent schools and nurseries, catering to more than 2,500 pupils within the UK.
Rookwood’s headmaster, Anthony Kirk-Burgess said: “Visitors to Rookwood are struck by its warmth and sense of community, where the staff are committed and dedicated to the wellbeing and intellectual development of all our pupils. We are proud both of our academic achievements and our extensive extra and co-curricular programmes. We are a community not just of learners but of people who care about each other which is why, with these shared values, Inspired Learning Group is the perfect partner to build further on our rich tradition of academic, pastoral and extracurricular excellence.”
Amit Mehta, chief executive of Inspired Learning Group, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Rookwood School into the Inspired Learning Group family and very much look forward to supporting the school in maintaining a stimulating and highly nurturing education that enables every pupil to thrive in an ever-changing global environment. Rookwood School is a wonderful addition to our family of schools, and we look forward to working closely with Mr Kirk-Burgess and his dedicated team as the school enters an incredibly exciting new chapter.”