North Devon MP Nick Harvey is asking administrators to look sympathetically at a bid by a local community group to buy St Michael’s School at Tawstock near Barnstaple, which closed at Christmas.
The group, led by parents and former pupils, announced earlier this week that it had raised the funds it needed. The group has since learned that the administrators plan to sell the buildings to the highest bidder. Offers have to be in by this Friday.
Mr Harvey has written to the chairmen of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group and its administrators Grant Thornton urging them to look at the issue in more than simply financial terms: