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Cripps has advised on the sale of Yateley Manor School to the Inspired Learning Group

14 Jul 2023

Cripps recently advised the Trustees of charitable company Yateley Manor School in relation to the sale of the business and assets of the school to Inspired Learning Group (ILG).

The Trustees of Yateley Manor School, a co-educational independent prep school based in Hampshire, with a long history of providing an exceptional educational foundation to its pupils, chose ILG as their ideal partner due to their shared vision, values and strong track record in providing the same outstanding education for their pupils.

The Cripps’ team was led by Julie Hughes and assisted by Freddie Pawlik (corporate) and included fee earners from many teams across the firm, with Nick Rowe and Summer Gibb advising on the sale of the freehold titles, Camilla Beamish advising on all employment aspects of the transaction including TUPE, Kate Arnold advising on charity law and governance, and Jo Ford providing pre-sale corporate governance advice to the trustees. The team worked closely alongside Dan Leaman at Moore Kingston Smith. As time was of the essence the deal completed within a few short weeks of instruction, with the new owner and school keen to announce the change in ownership to staff and parents before the end of term. A timeline that was keenly met by Cripps and all interested parties.

Commenting on the support provided by Cripps, John Ashworth, Chairman of Yateley Manor School said:

Cripps advised us on the sale of our school, Yateley Manor, to the Inspired Learning Group. Working with Julie, Freddie, Kate, Jo, Nick, Summer and Camilla showed Cripps have the ability to cover all specialist areas. Their high quality and clear advice was delivered to a very short timescale. We valued their ability to communicate complex issues using accessible language, whilst being supportive, particularly when working to deadlines.”

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Julie Hughes