Press Release

The Towers was founded in 1903 by The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and has provided outstanding pastoral care and educational excellence ever since. Over recent years, The Towers has seen a gradual decline in pupil numbers, which together with an uncertain economic climate, has placed unsustainable pressures on the school’s ability to survive. Despite an exhaustive number of initiatives to help save the school, including negotiations for mergers, all efforts have been unsuccessful.

Following the announcement of a consultation period with staff over the proposal that the School may close, parents and staff have rallied in support of The Towers to try to find a solution to save the school. Having carefully considered the proposals put forward and having reviewed the financial risks involved to the charitable trust, the Trustees of The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament advised staff that, with regret, they consider that the possibility of reaching agreement which would avoid closure of The Towers has been exhausted and, as a result the consultation period has now come to an end. The Trustees have resolved to implement the proposal to close the school at the end of the summer term (July 2020).

It is inconceivable to imagine the worry that The Towers community will be experiencing, but the Trustees will do everything they can to support the pupils, parents and staff during this difficult period.

Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament

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