[S]T Bees School can become “one of the pre-eminent independent schools in the north,” says Copeland’s mayor.
Mike Starkie was speaking after being invited to an open day to hear more about the plans to reopen the historic school in September 2018.
Mr Starkie said: “I was very impressed with the plans to reopen the school.
“I believe St Bees School can come back stronger than ever, and become one of the pre-eminent independent schools in the north.
“It is a unique selling point to attract students from all over the world, and provide an independent alternative for local families.”
It was announced last month that the school, which closed in 2015, will reopen after its trustees reached an agreement with a South East Asian education group.
Mr Starkie added: “The governors and investors have come together to create an innovative and exiting future for independent education and St Bees School will once again become a huge asset to Copeland and will play an important role in attracting professional people to live and work in the area.”