The North Devon Journal is reporting that Chelfham Mill – the school at the centre of a police investigation into claims of physical abuse – has gone into liquidation, according to the official public record.
The website of The Gazette, the UK’s official public record since 1665, published official notices showing that the creditors of the privately-run school for children with behavioural and learning difficulties were due to meet on October 14.
This was to “receive a statement of affairs of the company; to hear a report on the company’s position; to nominate an insolvency practitioner as liquidator; if fit, to appoint a liquidation committee; and to pass any other resolution considered necessary”.
A later notice showed that at this meeting it was “proved to the satisfaction of this meeting that the company cannot, by reason of its liabilities, continue its business” and it was decided that the company, Chelfham Mill School, Ltd., would be wound-up voluntarily…
The school, near Barnstaple, was privately run but took in pupils from across Devon, with fees sometimes paid by local authorities.
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