ADMINISTRATORS have been called in to handle the aftermath of the closure of Malsis School, in Cross Hills, Keighley.

The closure, first announced last month, has seen nearly 50 staff lose their jobs.

Charles King and Hunter Kelly, of EY’s Yorkshire Restructuring team, were appointed joint administrators of Malsis School Trust on December 11.

Malsis’ 61 pupils and their parents were informed in early November that the school would permanently close at the end of the autumn term, the last day of which was December 10.

Mr King said: “A fall in pupil numbers combined with pressure on fees impacted Malsis School Trust’s cash flow, and the school could not continue to fund the resulting substantial losses.

“Despite efforts to secure a merger for Malsis School with another school, negotiations ended unsuccessfully , which left the trustees with no choice but to decide to close Malsis School.”