Chatsworth Schools today announces the acquisition of Riverston School and Beech Hall School from The Riverston Group. The Riverston Group is a privately owned education group, known for providing a mainstream educational environment with the highest levels of pastoral care. The acquisitions take the number of schools and nurseries in the Chatsworth Schools family to fourteen.

Chatsworth has also appointed Professor Michael Lewis, Chairman of The Riverston Group as a Governor of Chatsworth Schools.

Professor Michael Lewis, Chairman, The Riverston Group, said: “I am delighted to announce the transfer of ownership of Riverston School and Beech Hall School to Chatsworth Schools. The next stage in the growth of our schools will be greatly enhanced by the involvement of a broader educational team, which can deepen the range of experience, collaboration and support available. I have known Anita Gleave, Founder and CEO of Chatsworth Schools, for more than 10 years and I cannot think of anyone more suitable to take our schools to the next phase of development.”

He added, “I am also delighted to confirm that I have accepted an invitation to join Chatsworth Schools as a Governor. Through this role, I will contribute to the future development of both Riverston and Beech Hall as well as Chatsworth’s other UK schools”.

Anita Gleave, Founder and CEO of Chatsworth Schools, said: “We are extremely proud that Chatsworth Schools has acquired Riverston School and Beech Hall School. We are confident that the change in ownership will ensure a bright future for both schools and look forward to building on the inspiring work of the Lewis family”.
She added, “The Chatsworth team has a track record of exceptional educational leadership, a passion for schools as learning communities and particular expertise in learning support practices that allow children to flourish and exceed expectations. Through high standards, excellent pastoral care and by fostering a love of learning in a supportive environment, we enable our pupils to be confident and well-rounded individuals. We look forward to bringing our extensive experience to Riverston and Beech Hall”.

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