Stevens & Bolton advises ISP on becoming owner and partner of Claremont School

Stevens & Bolton LLP has advised International Schools Partnership (ISP) on becoming partner and owner of independent day and boarding school Claremont in East Sussex.

Established in 1925, Claremont provides a high quality education programme to over 600 students from age 1 to 18 years, with the aim for every child to develop a positive and proactive attitude towards learning.

ISP are a focused and growing group of schools with the vision to be recognised across local communities and the education sector for helping students learn to levels that amaze them, inspiring success and equipping children for a successful future. To date, ISP own 27 schools across 7 countries.

The Stevens & Bolton team was led by corporate partner Nick Atkins, supported by James Floyd and Katie Green (corporate), Ian Craig (property), Gabrielle Holgate and Kate Fellows-Tully (pensions), Shaun Hogan (employment), Aslihan Ozbey (banking), Sarah Balchin (corporate tax) and Kerry Garcia and Jackie Penlington (immigration).

Steve Brown, Group Managing Director of ISP, commented: “We are delighted to announce that the International Schools Partnership has invested in Claremont School based in East Sussex in the United Kingdom. Claremont is an outstanding school known for its academic success, excellent facilities and an all round learning-focused education. We look forward to working with the school to further develop it to become the first choice in its local community.

Jonathan Cooper, head of Group M&A at ISP, commented: “Nick and his team at Stevens & Bolton were excellent throughout the whole transaction, providing specialist and commercial advice; with the team in place, the transaction was completed in an efficient and timely manner.  ISP is excited about Claremont School joining the group where we can develop it further.”

Nick Atkins, corporate partner at Stevens & Bolton, commented: “We very much enjoyed working with ISP on its becoming owner and partner of Claremont School. We look forward to seeing ISP build further upon the school’s history of quality education provision.”

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