Fee-paying school in danger of closing

Parents discussing the possible closure Credit: ITV News Central

A fee-paying school in Nottinghamshire, which has been running for 83 years, is in danger of closing because of financial problems.

Hazel Hurst School was set up in the front room of its founder's home in Mapperley in 1934. It is still in the same building to this day.

In September, the school adopted the new national scheme offering working parents 30 hours of free childcare a week, but has struggled to make it viable. The headteacher Rosemary Eadie has also had health problems. It is due to close on 3 January.

Shocked parents received the news in a letter last week. They are now frantically looking around for places at other schools.

The Hazel Hurst owners are in talks to find a buyer to take the school on as a going concern. Today, a staff member from Coteswood House, a private pre-school and nursery in nearby Woodthorpe, visited Mrs Eadie to discuss a possible buyout.