Governors

Stunning debt figures revealed

Following on from the last article, we are now digesting the information obtained from the leaked information. The school’s parlous financial state was revealed upon closure when it said borrowings were piling up and that it was making losses that could not be sustained, this is despite the school allowing £393,000 of school fee debts Read More…

Closure Announcement

Damming financial leak reveals troubles.

A damming leaked document revealing the headmaster’s budgets for last year and 2017 show that the financial pressures facing Abbots Bromley School have been known for many years. The full budget breakdown of the school year reveals damming information that allows us to understand the true reasons the school was destined for failure, in the Read More…

Abbots Bromley school
Closure Announcement Woodard Corporation

Time to settle up Abbots Bromley School

Many parents have expressed severe concern regarding the ongoing issues with regard to invoices, many parents are being overcharged or charged for services already paid. There is also the significant concern regarding the repayment of deposits owed to parents, it is important to note that Simon James (Governor) first committed to repaying all deposits at Read More…

Richard Morse deal outline
Governors School Future Woodard Corporation

The offer made to Woodard

Following the publication of the terms offered to the Parent group we are proud to confirm that against all odds we have managed to meet the terms set out to us by Woodard. The offer proposed to Woodard was sent to Woodard as follows: This followed with additional follow up messages Woodard have offered us Read More…

School Future Woodard Corporation

Parent group update 28/08/19

The potential investors were welcomed by Mr Udy yesterday afternoon and toured  the school . We have heard that this was a successful viewing and the investors left satisfied, although some of the delegation who have visited before were saddened by the change in the school since their last visit. There have been two subsequent  meetings since the viewing Read More…

School Future

Russell Alkins School of dance update.

DANCERS SUCCESS. As we no longer have a school website I hope parents will not mind me using this site to congratulate and celebrate the dancers examination successes this year. The BTEC results were again outstanding. Following the last few years incredible results I was subjected to a full inspection in April. It turned out Read More…

Woodard abbots bromley school
Governors School Future Woodard Corporation

Offer of mediation

Over recent days tensions have been raised between the existing governing body and the parent group but we must not allow that to influence the outcome of reopening Abbots Bromley School. Following a meeting yesterday evening we have now concluded that the next step forward is to formally request that an independent person who serves Read More…

Abbots Bromley School
School Future

Statement 21st August 2019

The parent group have worked long and hard over the entire summer and brought investors to the table to complete a deal to acquire Abbots Bromley School and remained on course to travel to the UK on the 26th August 2019 with a view to complete a deal.The parent group have worked with senior teaching Read More…

Abbots Bromley School
School Future

Corporate Opportunities

The Abbots Bromley School brand is renowned internationally; it is an asset to the community both here in the UK and Beyond. The Abbots Bromley School community is broadly affluent, international and niche and the parent group is open to partnerships with appropriate businesses for mutual benefit which will provide benefits to the business whilst allowing the Read More…

School Future

Parent Pledge

Abbots Bromley School faces an uncertain future and the Parent group would love to get involved and be a part of the rescue deal to save Abbots Bromley School. We need the support of the Local community, Parents, The Guild members, and the Alumni. We need you to let your friends and family members know Read More…

Closure Announcement

Parents, Guild and Community help us and let’s get those doors open

Abbots Bromley School is the place where children around the world have had the joy of attending, from attending Abbots Bromley School those children have developed into fine young adults and older mature adults whom all have one thing in common. The Abbots Bromley School pupils leave with a unique DNA fabric allowing them to Read More…

Rick Van Driel
Governors

The Bursar who led us into the dark

The role of any school bursar is financial prudence and sound judgement of finances. The typical job for a school Bursar is as follows: Looking at the financial accounts running up to the closure announcement of Abbots Bromley and the schools poor financial health it reads as a shocking inditement of the bursar’s roles in Read More…

Abbots Bromley school accounts overdue
Closure Announcement

Overdue accounts and the law

Having an accountant as a member of any school governing body is a win win situation you would think. Imagine having an accountant who knew where you could making efficiency savings whilst also being able to predict business growth that would surely be the perfect example of an accountant. As a part of the governing Read More…

Abbots Bromley School Whistleblowing
Governors Woodard Corporation

Whistleblowing

Blowing the whistle is more formally known as ‘making a disclosure in the public interest’. It is important you can do so knowing that you are protected from losing your job and/ or being victimised as a result of what you have uncovered and made public. We are wishing to hear from Staff, Governors and Read More…

Pauline Norvall Abbots Bromley School
Governors

Request to Pauline Norvall Chair of Governors.

Update on request 28.07.2019 To date no information has been forthcoming, this request has been received and read by Pauline, Heather and Simon James and they are all actively choosing to ignore the requests for the meeting minutes. × Dismiss alert Back in February, the school governing body made the decision to close the school, Read More…

Abbots Bromley School
School Future

Offer made

A Hong Kong-based businessman has yesterday submitted a bid to acquire Abbots Bromley School and inject significant working capital into the school to allow the school to continue to trade in September 2019. The investor was introduced to Woodard from the parent panel after an approach from his agent via this website, the agent and Read More…

Abbots Bromley School News Update
School Future

Parents Group Update 2nd July 2019

With all the negative briefings from Woodard in recent days, the morale at the school is lower than ever and as parents we feel the same emotions and same sadness, on speech day many of the parent panel spoke amongst ourselves about how special the school is and how heartbreaking it was and the performances Read More…

Abbots Bromley School for sale
Closure Announcement

Headteacher thanks parents and speaks out against the closure of Abbots Bromley School

Yesterday morning the Headteacher of Abbots Bromley School which is faced with closure spoke out against the closure of the school he spoke so passionately about. The headteacher Mr Udy made reference to Woodard getting there 30 pieces of Silver which was a clear reference to the Corporate greed shown by Woodard. ( See Video Read More…

Richard Morse
Closure Announcement Woodard Corporation

Richard Morse, who is he?

Discussions with investors have now reached a critical stage with Woodard and the offers have been submitted and Richard Morse the chairman of Woodard is one of the key men in the decision-making process. We thought we should look into the man behind the suit and explore the rise of Richard Morse at Woodard. Richard Read More…

abbots bromley school
Closure Announcement

Update on future

We have received some very good news this morning that a new Investor has presented a deal to Woodard. It is the exact same deal that Woodard previously agreed with the last Investors and this deal was agreed by Woodard previously so this is very positive news. The other interested Investors have made huge advancements Read More…

Abbots Bromley School
School Future

Parental update

As things stand we have made significant progress this week and i shall recap some of these things below with further detail to follow: The new investors we have identified have been in touch with Savills and have now begun the Non-disclosure process for access to financial information, we are also aware of other interest Read More…

Abbots Bromley School
Business Strategy School Future

The other way to keep the school open

During the past few days, The parent’s group have had a series of meetings to discuss various plans and various options available to the school.As a part of those meetings, we have met with experts within the schooling arena and have sought views and explored various pathways to keep Abbots Bromley School open. One of Read More…

Closure Announcement Governors School Future Woodard Corporation

Send your complaint to Woodard and the governors

With the news that Woodard has now been approached with 3 new investment offers, we are urging all parents to contact the governors and the school governing body and if we all message them we expect a response from them. Will the Governing body and Woodard continue to support the school we are simple in Read More…

Abbots Bromley School
Closure Announcement

Parent update

On Sunday 23rd June, The Abbots Bromley Parents support group met to digest Fridays email announcement. Let’s be honest here, that email was designed to cause maximum damage so that as parents you all panicked and sought alternative provision therefore reducing Woodards need to stay open. But that email did contain a small snippet which Read More…

Abbots Bromley School
Closure Announcement Governors Woodard Corporation

School Closure Breach of contract

As parents, we all have contracts with Abbots Bromley School which have termination clauses. The announcements regarding the closure of the school, whilst devasting, have no direct bearing on our contracts, and indeed the closure of the school of itself would not preclude them from fulfilling these contracts for our children. At this point, I Read More…

Abbots Bromley School
Closure Announcement

Switching Schools

We have started to compile a list of all local schools and the matches on exam papers across the curriculum to determine the ease in which children can switch to other schools during the GCSE period. Sadly the list highlights the severe problems caused by Woodard and that the reality is many Year 1o pupils Read More…

Woodard Schools
Governors Woodard Corporation

The Guilt and Pain of parenting and positivity

Lets address the elephant in the room over the past few months we have all heard the key phrases. Positivity, calm,Don’t Panic There have been times when I have struggled to remain positive, and as the end of term closes in calm I am not and with each day that passes panic increases. Recently one Read More…

Abbots Bromley School
Business Strategy Closure Announcement School Future Woodard Corporation

Parent meeting 14th June 2019

A very positive meeting was held this evening at Abbots Bromley Community centre with over 75 parents in attendance despite some initial fears that the meeting may be negative. However, tonight was the best of Abbots Bromley and parents rallied around the school and were updated on the current facts surrounding the school sale and Read More…

Simon James Governor
Governors Woodard Corporation

Open Letter to the Governors and Woodard

** Open letter to the Governing Body** As a parent I would first like to place on record the support and love held for Abbots Bromley School,a place my daughter has made memories,made friends and grown in confidence and self belief and that’s due to the excellent leadership of Mr Udy and his staff all Read More…

Abbots Bromley School Closure
Closure Announcement Governors School Future Woodard Corporation

Schools are not about corporations. It’s about the community.

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. – Henry Ford (Ford Motor Company) As parents arrived at Abbots Bromley School this evening we were greeted with the unexpected surprise of the meeting venue being moved to the beautiful chapel of St Anne. The meeting venue was befitting to the Read More…

Kelly England Prehn
School Future

Kelly England Prehn SOS

Kelly England Prehn has been dubbed one of the most powerful women in fashion in China and it all started with the determination she held and the resilience she built with the help of Abbots Bromley School. We want Kelly to help raise awareness of the schools plight and as a large social influencer, Kelly Read More…

Michael Fabricant MP
School Future

Contact the Local MP

Raising awareness of the current plight of Abbots Bromley School is something we must keep doing and its times to ensure those with a connection to the school and those who represent the school are in the loop and can help raise awareness of the school. Once Michael Fabricant throws his support behind the campaign Read More…

Simon James Governor
Business Strategy Closure Announcement Governors School Future Woodard Corporation

Abbots Bromley School For Sale

At a parent meeting held on the 25th March 2019,Parents were given some hope that the school may remain open into the new academic term. The meeting which started 7:30pm had the air of doom as parents sat and awaited the news which the Governing body were due to deliver. The meeting started with a Read More…

Abbots Bromley School
Closure Announcement

Abbots Bromley Closure announced

Scores of Abbots Bromley parents have been given the devastating news that their children’s school is set to close. In a move by governors an email was sent to alert parents of the closure at 5:30pm and children based within boarding advised only 30 minutes afterwards. Abbots Bromley School bosses have announced they will be shutting Read More…