TRACK RECORD

Below is a selection of projects that we have worked on over the last few years:

The Corner House,
Ealing

Day nursery sale

After a competitive bidding scenario, STC efficiently and discreetly sold The Corner House Day Nursery in Ealing. The nursery was registered for 39 children and had potential for a manager’s apartment on the second floor. The business was acquired by an expanding group of nurseries and schools based in London.

Fine Arts College,
Hampsted

College sale

Located in the affluent suburb of Hampstead, STC successfully completed the sale of Fine Arts College. With over 150 students Fine Arts College is an independent sixth form A level college specialising in the study of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The transaction was made complicated by the need for the resolution of several outstanding lease renewals and rent reviews across the properties.

Marvel School,
Finchley

SEN School sale

On behalf of a private client STC successfully sold Marvel School, an independent school in London, for boys and girls with autistic spectrum conditions, specifically, high functioning autism and Asperger’s syndrome.

Cleve House School,
Bristol

Nursery and Prep School Sale

A long-established nursey and prep school in a good part of Bristol which represented an excellent opportunity for a new owner occupier to drive the business forward. STC found that person and the school continues to flourish.

Ruskin House,
Herne Hill

Day Nursery Sale

STC successfully sold Ruskin House within a short time frame, although the setting having been with another agent for over a year. A 50 place nursery in beautiful freehold building in a rapidly up and coming part of London. The business was purchased by an expanding group of nurseries.

The Study School,
New Malden

Nursery and Prep School Sale

STC has successfully completed the sale of The Study School in South West London. The Study School is an established independent co-educational school for children aged 3-11 years of age.

Bright Sparks Nursery School, Brook Green

Nursery Sale

A small sessional nursery school in a very affluent part of London within leasehold premises.

Virgo Fidelis Prep School,
West Norwood

Nursery and Prep School Sale

STC advised the trustees on the transfer of the school, which is part of a wider estate on a leasehold basis. Despite a number of difficulties, identifying suitable parties was key to our clients instruction. STC provided an excellent solution in a very short timescale.

Testimonials

“Your service is absolutely excellent.” – David Hanson, Chief Executive, IAPS

“Deciding to sell something you cherish is never an easy decision. However STC made the process a warm, efficient and supportive experience. Nothing was too much trouble: advice, reassurance and guidance helped the sale of my school. The level of professionalism provided by all the staff is superb and dealing with every aspect of the sale was dealt with promptly and with calm efficiency.” – CW.

“We asked you to find us the right person and the right price at the right time. You did all three. You worked your magic.” – S&CK

“As soon as I contacted them I was highly impressed with their great knowledge in this field, professionalism and good humour. Very quickly a new purchaser was found for my school; and the sale drew to a swift conclusion. STC were always on hand to answer my questions with sensible and practical advice. I highly recommend the services of STC to anyone seeking to either buy or sell a school.” - CC

“We have now both purchased and sold schools through your Company – STC – and therefore I feel we are in quite a strong position to advise anyone about to embark on the very delicate business of ‘school transfer’ to look no further than STC to guide them through what otherwise could become a minefield and a very daunting experience. Thanks to your integrity and wise counsel we have managed to avoid the pitfalls and – without exception – transactions have always been conducted with complete confidentiality and executed in a thoroughly professional manner.” - RC - CC

“You and your team handled everything quite splendidly. Your approach was at all times prompt, professional and efficient. I was quickly reassured by the attentive and discreet way that everything was managed and the advice I received from you was always spot on. The whole sale went through really smoothly. Please pass on my sincere thanks to everybody.” - LC

“Thank you, Thank you, Thank you …. We were absolutely delighted with the service we received from STC, it was nice to be involved with an efficient, yet friendly company. You continued the ethos which we felt we had built into our business. We were also pleased at the price we achieved and how easily you made the sale progress, with no time wasters and only financially able prospects speaking to us. We cannot over-praise the level of discretion which you achieved for us. In fact no one knew - even our children! - until we told them four days after exchange of contracts.” - M & LM (retired)

“Throughout the whole process STC acted with the utmost integrity and in an extremely professional manner. During the process of the rather drawn out negotiations STC demonstrated considerable flexibility and understanding. It is true to say that STC's intervention with one of our lending institutions in matters relating to the valuation of schools was a key factor in the success of the transfer. It is with these experiences of professional dealings with the team in mind that I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending STC to any prospective vendor or indeed purchaser of a school.” - MH

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