Commercial

We work with schools to ensure that all commercial arrangements and requirements are properly in place, represent best practice and value for money. This includes advising on contracts with suppliers and parents, data protection, IT , Health & Safety and protecting the reputation of the school brand and intellectual property issues. We also have wide experience of advising on joint ventures and collaborations, corporate finance and debt management.

A merger between two schools, particularly when one or both are charities, can be a very different transaction to a conventional merger of businesses. Our expert  team advises on the full process of merger and acquisition and through experience and knowledge of the sector is able to offer a service tailored to the needs of independent schools.

Our full range of advice includes:

  • corporate and regulatory issues, including statutory interpretation and guidance
  • IP/IT and related matters
  • Health & Safety issues
  • operational advice on data protection and information management


We have advised individual schools and interest groups on international development projects and the establishment of offshore campuses, joint ventures and collaborations.

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    Recent testimonials

    "They are excellent, the personalised service is superb as they understand our circumstances and advise appropriately."

    Client feedback in Chambers - 2016

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    Recent testimonials

    "Great private and state school clients."

    Client feedback in Chambers - 2016

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    Recent testimonials

    "They are excellent. They get the gist of what's required and they understand what we want to get done. Their advice is sound and clear-cut, and they deliver it in a human way." "They invariably respond with prompt, unambiguous and first-class advice."

    Chambers - 2015

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    Recent testimonials

    Stone King is "probably the best education firm in the business," and "they lived up to the recommendations we received". Another source adds: "They've got undoubted expertise and good geographical coverage - a leading player."

    Chambers - 2014

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    Recent testimonials

    “I feel fellow school leaders need to be made aware that there is an absolutely brilliant company out there who will provide those key services at very competitive rates”

    C A Wakefield - Maldon's Community Academy

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