An independent school is Essex has gone into liquidation, due to low demand and ‘excess capacity’.
Founded in 1947, St. Hilda’s School in Westcliff-on-Sea provides education for 90 students and it is with a heavy heart, the directors have had to close.
They have made every effort to continue by seeking potential buyers, mergers and finance from different sources. However, it was felt there was no other alternative but to close the school.
Administrator of DKF Insolvency Ltd, Darren Wilson, was appointed to assist with the closure after parents and students were told of the liquidation on the last day of the summer term. All students will now need to find alternative schools come September.
It has been confirmed that staff will be receiving redundancy pay.