Chatsworth is a leading independent schools group focused on providing high quality education from nursery through to secondary levels.

The Chatsworth Schools team is led by CEO and Founder, Anita Gleave, who has extensive experience in the education sector, spanning from her initial roles as both a teacher and a headteacher to managing and successfully growing large schools groups in both the UK and overseas.

There are currently five schools in the Chatsworth portfolio across London and the Home Counties with a strong pipeline of future acquisitions. The intention is to build a market-leading group of outstanding schools in developed markets around the world as well as establishing new schools in rapidly growing and developing areas.

The Chatsworth team have a passion for schools as learning communities and a commitment to excellence. The group aims always to be innovative and to invest in and develop highly successful resilient education partnerships.


  • 5Number of schools
  • 700+Pupil population
  • 150 yearsExperience across Chatsworth team

CEO and Founder – Anita Gleave
“Synova’s approach to long-term value creation and their commitment to providing ongoing support is a perfect fit with our focus on quality as the foundation for building a successful, education-led group. We look forward to our ongoing partnership with Synova as our group continues to grow.”

Investment Case

Demand for high quality independent education continues to grow across the UK and developing markets and much of the sector remains undermanaged from a commercial perspective. The Chatsworth Schools team have a proven track record of delivering educational and operational excellence and a vision for the future of private education to enable outstanding futures for the children of today and tomorrow.

Growth Strategy

Synova will provide additional capital and strategic support to assist the Chatsworth management team with further developing the group through a combination of acquisitive and organic growth.