Bolitho School future secured

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Law firm Stephens Scown LLP has advised on a deal which preserves the future of one of Cornwall’s oldest independent schools.

Christian Wilson - approved
Christian Wilson

Bolitho School in Penzance, founded in 1889, has been purchased by Porthia Education Limited from previous owner GEMS Education.

Commenting on the purchase, Porthia Education said: “We are delighted to become the new owners of this fantastic school.  Bolitho has a wonderful heritage and tradition and provides a vibrant education for its students.

“We are greatly looking forward to creating a secure and positive future for the school.”

Stephens Scown LLP acted as legal advisers to Porthia in the purchase.

Corporate partner, Christian Wilson, said: “We were very happy to help secure the future of this historic school.

“The sale has understandably been a complex matter for all involved and I am delighted that it has now been completed. It would have been a huge blow to the school, students, parents and staff – as well as the wider Penzance community – if the school had not been able to continue.  The future is now much brighter.”