Seale-Hayne College, Newton Abbot, sold to Dame Hannah Rogers Trust of Ivybridge

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Seale-Hayne College, Newton Abbot, has be sold to the Ivbridge-based Dame Hannah Rogers Trust, Plymouth University has confirmed.

The trust cares for young people with physical and learning disabilities, and won’t be closing its Ivybridge site, despite acquiring the 385-acre former agricultural college that is Seale-Hayne.

The educational heritage of Seale-Hayne will continue with Dame Hannah Rogers Trust, Bronwen Hewitt, its chief executive told thisisplymouth: “”We’ll be creating a vibrant space which will have a variety of activities, encompassing an arts centre, assistive technology unit, training and conference centre, music facilities, day and outreach services, small farm and shops.

“The estate will also be used to provide short breaks and holidays for disabled children.”

• See the quick guide to the Dame Hannah Rogers Trust on the PRSD

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2 Responses

  1. Tony Starkey says:

    I was very pleased when I read in the Mid Devon Advertiser that Dame Hannah Trust had purchased College & 90 acres of land. Our wishes, that it should remain in education has been granted. Charles Seale-Hayne will surely rest in peace now. It was well worth fighting for. Many thanks to the Futures Group

  2. Cptn says:

    Hi Tony

    Thanks for the comment.

    Shame you weren’t reading the Devon Week – we published the story three days before the Mid-Devon Advertiser (and we doubt you’d be able to read about it online either).

    All in all a good turn out for Seale-Hayne though.

    Do you know how the Seale-Hayne Futures group is doing trying to secure for education some of the profit from the sale?

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