Forfar Education - Park School

Forfar Education has acquired the Park School & Nursery and Dean Park Day Nursery, both located in Bournemouth, from owners of 30 years, Murray and Sally Smyth, who are retiring.

Founded in 2016, Forfar Education owns and operates independent schools each with their own nurseries: Brackenfield Preparatory School in Harrogate, The Gleddings Preparatory School in Halifax, and Cameron Vale School in Chelsea.

John Forsyth, chief executive of Forfar Education, said: “Like all our schools, Park brings with it a clear track record of teaching and ISI [Independent Schools Inspectorate] inspection excellence. It is an oversubscribed nursery to prep school, and its sister school Dean Park Day Nursery takes children from six month upwards.

“Dean Park Day Nursery has a magical setting being based in the former Hampshire Cricket pavilion with a huge campus that includes an excellent and adventurous forest school. Both schools are well known for their outstanding academics, excellent leadership and family feel and we very much welcome them and their teams into the Forfar fold.

“With this change of ownership there will be no change in the day-to-day management team of both the school and nurseries. Forfar’s aim is to provide support to the management teams in order to enable them to continue to provide the brilliant education they do.”

Date published: 2 March 2021

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