19 Jun ISP announces Senior school transfer of ownership
International Schools Partnership is announcing the transfer of ownership of the Senior school of Cambridge International School and Holme Court School back to Dr. Harriet Sturdy. Staff and parents of all school sites have been informed and meetings between the staff, parents, representatives from ISP and Dr. Sturdy are happening over the next few days to ensure that the transfer happens as smoothly as possible and with minimal disruption to the education of the students.
Staff at the Senior School and Holme Court School will retain their contracts under the new ownership of Dr. Sturdy and continue on in their roles.
As part of the change the Cambridge International School name will also return to Dr. Sturdy. The Primary school at Cherry Hinton Hall will continue to operate as normal under the leadership of Mrs Philippa Mills.
The site at Cherry Hinton Hall is under application with the DfE to operate under a new license separate to that of the Senior School and Cambridge International School. Once the license is approved, the site at Cherry Hinton Hall will operate as a standalone independent primary school with a new name and brand. We will inform parents, staff, children and the wider community as this develops over the coming months. Mrs. Mills is looking forward to taking the nursery and primary school forward under its new name, but keeping the same ethos and values that our parents wish for in their children’s school.
Nick Rugg, Regional Managing Director in Europe of International Schools Partnership comments:
“In what has been a challenging few years at Cambridge International School, we have informed parents and staff that the ownership of the Senior school and Home Court School has been transferred back to Dr. Harriet Sturdy. We believe this is the best possible option for the future of the Senior school and Holme Court School so that the students can enjoy their education without interruption under the leadership and guidance of Dr. Sturdy.
We, along with the Senior Leadership Team, will be spending time meeting both staff and families to discuss the next steps. We remain extremely proud of all colleagues, children and students have achieved for the schools as a whole and we wish the schools the very best under the leadership of Dr. Sturdy. As a founder of Cambridge International School and Holme Court School Dr. Sturdy knows the schools better than anyone and through this decision we hope we can help safeguard the future of the Senior school and Holme Court School.”