Selling a School
The partners in STC own a school themselves – Bronte School in Gravesend. So we know how it feels to run a school and we understand that the decision to sell a school is an emotional one.
Selling a school must always be handled with the greatest care and discretion.
STC have been selling schools since 1986. Since then, STC have sold hundreds of schools – and we have also sold hundreds of other educational businesses.
We understand that, having come to the decision to sell your school, you will want to do it as quickly as possible. But, of course, to get the right buyer and the right price is not something that will be achieved overnight. Good results take care and time.
These are the priorities we know a school proprietor is likely to have in mind when selling their school:
- Confidentiality. You will be very concerned that your staff and parents do not know that you are thinking of selling until a deal has been sealed. STC has an unrivalled reputation for discretion and care. (See our testimonials.)
- Getting a suitable buyer. Most of our clients are keen to find someone who will protect their staff and carry on the good work they have put into their business over many years. They don’t usually just want to walk away without a care. STC acts as a matchmaker to find the best buyer for the long-term interest of the school.
- Getting the right price. The School Transfer Company always says that ‘Rush costs cash’. We think it’s best to decide what is a fair price – then stick to it, even if it takes time to achieve it. That is why we always ask for ‘Offers over ….’. We nearly always exceed our starting prices – and we allow the market to help us decide the appropriate level.
- Civilisation. At STC we do our best to make the process pleasant, civilised, constructive and satisfying for all our clients – and also for our buyers.
Other educational businesses
The School Transfer Company – STC – does not only sell schools, colleges and nurseries. STC sells International Colleges with boarding. The School Transfer Company also sells educational businesses of all kinds including consultancies, advisory services, suppliers … you name it.
Our blog gives some idea of whatever new is in the wind…
Sellers: how to register with STC to sell your school.
Please call us if you can on 00 44 1474 833150 (01474 833150 in the UK) and speak to any of us in the office. We always feel it’s best to start with a chat. That way we shall both have a good idea of what you have in mind, your timescale and any other relevant factors.
However, if you prefer to email email@example.com we shall respond quickly.
We shall send you the list of information we will need to know about your business in order to sell it, our terms of business and all the information you will want to know about how we work.