Alpha Schools (Holdings) Limited
In June 2011, our VCTs invested £2 million in Alpha Schools to support the growth of an established group of four preparatory schools across England and the acquisition of a fifth school in Buckinghamshire.
Each school offered small class sizes and a warm, family-style learning environment, with an inclusive approach to academic achievement for all abilities.
This investment allowed us to support an established business with a clear strategy for growth. During the lifetime of the investment, profitability grew nearly two-fold and our funds made a successful exit in August 2015. This resulted in a total return equivalent to 1.7x the original investment and an effective internal rate of return of 15%*.
*Please note past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.