North East Wales

Howell's School, Denbigh, to reopen after buyer found

Howell's girls school in Denbigh
Image caption Howell's School opened in 1859 and closed in August 2013

A former Denbighshire girls' school which closed after the company running it went into liquidation is to reopen.

Howell's School in Denbigh closed in 2013 and parents were told they would have to make alternative arrangements.

Now, it has been bought by the Birmingham-based IQ Education with plans to rename it Myddelton College.

Denbighshire council chairman Gwyneth Kensler said: "We are very excited about the prospect of the school being reopened as a public school."

IQ Education has signed a deal with Adcote School for Girls near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, to pay for more dormitories to try and attract more pupils from around the world.

A spokesman said they did not wish to comment at this stage, but the company is advertising for a temporary head teacher.

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