Independent school to close after 165 years

  • 8th May 2024

Hemdean House School in Reading, Berkshire, has announced it will close on 12 July after 165 years.

Hemdean House is a mixed independent primary and nursery school for children aged three to 11.

In a message to parents the school said: “With ever-falling numbers, and few prospective pupils, the business model is no longer sustainable, and it would be remiss of the governing body not to take action.

“I hope you can appreciate what a very difficult decision this has been.

“As a school we will be here to support you as you make decisions regarding your child’s future.

“The school is contacting other independent schools, as well as state schools, in an attempt to find places for each of its children for the school year starting in September.”


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