Malsis School in the News


There has, of course, been plenty in the news of late regarding the closure of Malsis, the sale of assets and the first indication of a bid to save the school as a community centre of sport and academic achievement.  If you find anything that belongs on these pages, please let us know:  you can email the editor here.  Otherwise watch this space!

Former pupils buy North Yorkshire school site from administrators

posted Nov 23, 2015, 4:40 AM by Tim Birdsall   [ updated Nov 23, 2015, 4:41 AM ]


BDaily 20th November 2015: - 

Two former pupils have purchased their old school from administrators at EY for an undisclosed amount. 

In the early 1980s, Jamie and Jonathan Seddon attended Malsis School in Cross Hills, North Yorkshire, which fell into disuse last year.

Former pupils snap up prep school site

posted Nov 23, 2015, 4:29 AM by Tim Birdsall   [ updated Nov 23, 2015, 4:31 AM ]


Insider Media Limited - 20th Nov 2015: - 

Two former pupils have purchased their old independent preparatory school which shut its doors in December 2014 after falling pupil numbers and a failed merger.

Jamie, 45, and Jonathan Seddon, 43, attended Malsis School in Cross Hills, North Yorkshire in the early 1980s and were keen to bring the building back to life after hearing it fell into disuse last year.

Former pupils take over Malsis school

posted Nov 23, 2015, 4:21 AM by Tim Birdsall   [ updated Nov 23, 2015, 4:23 AM ]

Jamie Seddon as a pupil at Malsis


Yorkshire Post 17:30 Friday 20 November 2015: - 

They say that schooldays are the happiest of your life.

And that was obviously the case for former Malsis School pupils Jamie and Jonathan Seddon, who, after finding out the school had closed last year, bought the building from administrators.


Baroness Eaton backs plan to reopen Malsis School

posted Jun 28, 2015, 12:01 AM by Tim Birdsall   [ updated Jun 28, 2015, 12:09 AM ]

Keighley News - Thursday 25 June 2015: - A peer of the realm is backing a consortium battling to save a school which folded following a cash crisis.  Baroness Margaret Eaton, a life peer and former leader of Bradford Council, wants to see Malsis School in Glusburn - where her son was educated - back in operation.  The private school, for pupils aged up to 11, was closed by its trustees when it ran out of money and was placed in administration.

Businessman claims closed Malsis School could regain its former glory

posted Apr 26, 2015, 4:35 PM by Tim Birdsall   [ updated Apr 26, 2015, 4:39 PM ]

Keighley News Friday 24 April 2015 - A businessman leading a consortium bidding to buy defunct Malsis School in Glusburn has told how he wants to bring it back to its former glory, and more. Adrian Lisle expects an answer to his offer of several million pounds to the receivers, Ernst & Young, for the listed building and its 32-acre estate, within the next few days.  If it succeeds, it would be the start of plans to open the building as a private mixed prep school, for both day and boarding students, by September 2016.

Potential Malsis School buyers try to win community support

posted Apr 16, 2015, 10:24 PM by Tim Birdsall   [ updated Apr 26, 2015, 4:36 PM ]

Craven Herald 16th April 2015 - A man spearheading the rescue of defunct Malsis School is galvanising support from the local community.  
Adrian Lisle is leading a consortium of business people who have pledged several million pounds to acquire the 32-acre site and listed building in Glusburn

Bid to save Malsis School as a centre of sport and academic achievement

posted Mar 4, 2015, 11:05 PM by Tim Birdsall   [ updated Mar 4, 2015, 11:08 PM ]


Craven Herald - 5.3.15  INVESTORS have offered to throw a lifeline to save a defunct private school and turn it into a community asset.  Malsis School at Glusburn, which closed last December, could be turned into a site for sport and a centre for academic workshop facilities.




Oak bear sells for £10,000 in auction of closed Malsis School assets

posted Mar 1, 2015, 11:06 PM by Tim Birdsall   [ updated Mar 2, 2015, 5:08 PM ]

Craven Herald 19.2.15 - Online bidders grabbed themselves some bargains when assets of former independent school Malsis were offered for sale at auction.   And a carved oak bear, the symbol of the Glusburn school, was the single most expensive item in the sell off, going for a staggering £10,000.


That's your lot: school under the hammer

posted Mar 1, 2015, 10:59 PM by Tim Birdsall   [ updated Mar 2, 2015, 5:16 PM ]

Yorkshire Post 3.2.15 - It's the rare opportunity to buy the stuff of childhood school memories.   Everything from school plaques to noticeboards and desks, sports equipment, printers, computers and filing cabinets and even an oak fishing rod stand are among the entire contents of the former Malsis School being sold off in an online auction.




Closure of Malsis School: Receivers Called

posted Mar 1, 2015, 10:52 PM by Tim Birdsall   [ updated Mar 2, 2015, 5:28 PM ]


Keighley News 25.12.14 - Administrators have cited a fall in the number of pupils as a major cause of the folding of Malsis School, in Cross Hills.  The closure has seen nearly 50 staff lose their jobs at the independent, co-educational day and boarding school.



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