Howell’s School at Denbigh announces its closure

A private girls’ school in north Wales says it is shutting down because of uncertainty about its finances.

Howell’s School in Denbigh has been in operation for over 150 years. There website was closed a few weeks back which diverts people to a suspension message.

Parents with children at Howell’s School in Denbigh have been told the school will not reopen in September 2013 after the summer holidays.

But in an email sent to parents on Friday, trustees said uncertainty about compensation arising from the dismissal of a former head teacher posed a risk of closure part way through the year.

Steven Griffiths, vice-chairman of the parent teacher association, told BBC Wales he was “surprised” and “upset”.