School in Dorset to close after 75 years

School in Dorset to close after 75 years

Published by Maria Greenwood at 11:48am 23rd July 2020.

St Mary's School in Shaftesbury is set to close after being declared insolvent.

The catholic boarding school for girls aged 9 to 18 will cease trading and staff are being made redundant.

Ian McCann, NEU Senior Regional Officer, said: 

"We are sad for the staff, young people and parents who will be affected by the closure of the school. It is our understanding that the company, St Mary's School (Shaftesbury) Trust has been declared insolvent. 

"The NEU will ensure that our members receive all they are entitled to and will offer maximum support as they deal with this difficult situation. If necessary, legal support will be offered."