Forfar Education has acquired Argyle House School in Sunderland, an independent day school educating children aged three to 16.
John Forsyth, founder and chief executive of Forfar Education, said: “The school has a great history of academic and sporting excellence. It is, like Forfar Education, an institution deeply rooted in family values. We both believe those values are an integral part for the successful growth of the next generation. It is a school where children of all abilities are given every opportunity to develop, progress and gain the confidence they need, to be happy and successful whatever path they decide to choose. We very much welcome Argyle House School and its outstanding head, Chris Johnson into the Forfar fold, and look forward to embarking on this next chapter with them.”
Forfar stated there would be no change in the day-to-day management or ethos of the school, and it aims to work closely with the headteacher, providing support and investment, while enabling staff members to continue as they were.
Johnson said: “This is an exciting opportunity for Argyle House School, and the team and I look forward to partnering with Forfar Education as we take this positive step. Being part of Forfar, with their strong focus on traditional family values, preserves our character and ethos for the generations to come. It will enable us to build upon our many successes and further enhance what we are able to offer as a school, continuing to develop an environment in which children enjoy learning, in a down to earth manner, both inside and outside the classroom.”
Founded in 2016, Forfar Education owns and operates UK independent schools each with its own nursery, including Brackenfield Preparatory School in Harrogate, The Gleddings Preparatory School in Halifax, Bournemouth-based Park School & Nursery, the Dean Park Day Nursery Bournemouth, Horris Hill School in Hampshire, Cameron Vale School in Chelsea and The Chelsea Nursery.
Date published: 7 October 2021