The Closure of Rathmell School

Following a unanimous decision by the School Governors, and a brief consultation period in the community, Rathmell School was closed down on 31st August 2017.

This decision, greatly lamented by many local inhabitants, has left the school premises, which are nominally ‘owned’ by the Trustees of the Rathmell School Trust, potentially ‘up for grabs’. If any institution or body can make a good enough (charitable) case to the Charity Commission, they may acquire ownership of the site.

Consequently the School Trustees are now in the process of making the case for preserving the premises for the local community. We will be using this page to keep local inhabitants informed of any developments and progress on this matter.


News from the School Trustees

Negotiations about the future use of Rathmell School buildings and property are ongoing and we hope to be able to share details with you in the New Year.

In the meantime any expressions of interest for use of the building are most welcome.
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“Winter Sunshine – Rathmell Village” Photograph: Pat Gibson