Fareham school to close due to financial pressures

Wykeham House School in Fareham, which is facing closure due to financial problems''October 23, 2015''Picture: Kimberley Barber PPP-151023-202332001
Wykeham House School in Fareham, which is facing closure due to financial problems''October 23, 2015''Picture: Kimberley Barber PPP-151023-202332001
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A FAREHAM school has confirmed it is going to close at the end of the year due to financial pressures.

Wykeham House School will be closing at the end of the autumn term. The school, which has been part of Fareham for more than 100 years has been facing increasing financial pressure over the last year.

The school has told The News it has been working hard with families to find appropriate alternative schools for their children.

John Charles, chair of the Trustees at Wykeham House School said: ‘We are sorry to be closing the doors on such a wonderful school which will be greatly missed by our families and staff.

‘We have worked hard to explore different options to secure a future for our school but in the face of reducing pupil numbers and a shrinking market place for single sex education we have had to take the sad decision to close the school.’

Most of the children at Wykeham House have found alternative schools and staff at Wykeham House said they have been working hard with local schools to ensure a smooth transition, especially for those in the older years in the seniors.