Dukes Education, a UK-based operator of premium private schools, has acquired House Schools Group, a cluster of three independent schools in London.

Prospect House School in Putney, Orchard House School in Chiswick, and Bassett House School in Kensignton have joined Dukes, lifting its total number of sites, which include schools and nurseries, to 36.

The schools are all co-educational and cater to students aged three to 11.

Dukes’ founder and chairman, Aatif Hassan, commented: “I am delighted to welcome these prestigious and high-quality schools to our family. The union provides the schools with continued governance and educational support, and long-term stability.”

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The deal is the latest link in a chain of acquisitions by Dukes carried out over the past 12 months.

In the second half of last year, Dukes acquired five London settings: Heathside School; Bright Beginnings; Broomfield House; Hopes & Dreams Montessori; and Radnor House Twickenham.

Date published: 12 February 2020

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