Boarding school on the brink for the third time in a decade

Norman Baker, MP, described the situation as a

Norman Baker, MP, described the situation as a "regrettable and sad day for Seaford".

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A boarding school is on the brink of closure for the third time in less than ten years.

Seaford’s last mainstream boarding school, Newlands, is set to close on July 9 and local MP Norman Baker has described it as a “regrettable and sad day for Seaford”.

Concerned parents have contacted the Lib Dem MP after the proprietor, Beaconhouse Educational Services, gave the school notice that it may close at the end of the year.

Mr Baker said: “The likely closure of Newlands is extremely regrettable and a sad day for Seaford. It is unfortunate for the community, which will lose a good school, for the staff who now find themselves out of work, but most especially for the children, who will have their education uprooted.

“I hope even at this late hour that a rescue package can be put in place to keep the school open. It is important, if the school does close, that there is full community engagement about what should happen to the site.

The MP for Lewes, who covers Seaford said it was important that the school grounds were “not lost to development”.

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9:44am Fri 25 Apr 14

Tis I says...

No surprise here! With fantastic local schools Cradle Hill, Seaford Head and others why pay? I wasted £30,000 sending my son here for a while and pulled him out to be told (when entering mainstream education) that he was behind in his studies, not what I was told by Newlands A+ He is now excelling and couldn't be happier! Another list of creditors on it's way to unfortunate supplier's I presume!
No surprise here! With fantastic local schools Cradle Hill, Seaford Head and others why pay? I wasted £30,000 sending my son here for a while and pulled him out to be told (when entering mainstream education) that he was behind in his studies, not what I was told by Newlands A+ He is now excelling and couldn't be happier! Another list of creditors on it's way to unfortunate supplier's I presume! Tis I
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