Selling a School

Are you selling a school, nursery or other educational establishment? If you are new to the concept of selling a school, you are not alone. Whether you own an independent preparatory school, a special school, a nursery or if your school belongs to a charitable trust, National School Transfer can help.


We understand that confidentiality is vitally important and we strive to ensure that your confidentiality is maintained at all times. We have a database of fully registered buyers who have signed our confidentiality agreement and are waiting to buy a school – possibly just like yours.

If you would like to discuss the potential sale of your school, or if you just want some information please give us a call on 01980 621251.

We offer a service that is:

National School Transfer Buying and Selling Schools


We are always aware of the vital need for a confidential approach when proprietors wish to sell their schools. We only disclose the name of the school to one of our fully registered buyers with the proprietor’s agreement.

National School Transfer Buying and Selling Schools


Our initial aim was limited to achieving successful school transfers. It has broadened since then to providing professional advice on marketing or revenue enhancement. Our consultants specialise in this field.

National School Transfer Buying and Selling Schools


We find it helpful to have a personal relationship with our clients. This allows us to discover what their real needs are; we achieve this by visiting our sellers – on site at a time convenient to them.

Register With National School Transfer

Over 400 Active Buyers

NST Registration is a 6 Stage Process. Below you can see a summary of actions that must be implemented before reaching a successful school sale. Click the button below to download a detailed PDF explanation of the 6 Stage Registration Process.

NST Registration Stage 1

NST Registration

  • You contact us for a free consultation.

  • We send you our Registration Pack.

  • We review your website or school prospectus.

  • We examine your Trading, Profit & Loss Sheets.
  • We arrange a time to visit you at your school.
NST Registration Stage 1

We Visit You

  • An experienced NST representative will visit your school to prepare a marketing Assessment.

  • All school visits are negotiated with the utmost discretion.
NST Registration Stage 1


  • After our visit, we prepare a draft Assessment.

  • Once we have drafted the Assessment we send it to you for amendments and sign-off.

  • Without revealing the identity of your school, the Assessment is presented to potential buyers.

NST Registration Stage 1

Targeting Buyers

  • We add your school’s details to our ‘Outline List’.

  • We match your school’s profile against our database of registered buyers.

  • We send a copy of the Assessment to all targetted buyers.
NST Registration Stage 1

Buyers Visit You

  • We arrange a confidential visit with you for all interested buyers.
  • You communicate with the interested buyer to ‘fine-tune’ the details of the visit.

NST Registration Stage 1

Goal – School Sold

  • If the buyer wishes to pursue the purchase, then with your permission, we share the financial information with the buyer to support our assessment.

  • Sometimes negotiations when selling a school can encounter difficulties. We are always on hand to offer help, advice and guidance.

Call us on 01980 621251 for a free consultation

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