Ashfield School Parents to be reimbursed

Some parents who paid about R8,500 in registration fees were shocked to discover that it no longer exists.

The Ashfield School in Bryanston closed down suddenly earlier this month. Picture: Gia Nicolaides/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Ashfield School in Bryanston, which closed down suddenly earlier this month, says all parents will be refunded for fees that were paid up front.

The pre-school in northern Johannesburg is now called the Sandton Junior School and is under new management after much confusion from parents who had registered last year.

Some parents, who paid about R8,500 in registration fees for the school, were shocked to discover that it no longer exists.

According to the property owners, Ashfield had not kept up with rent and the lease was cancelled late last year.

It now operates under Sandton Junior School and children can still register if they have been left in the lurch.

An e-mail addressed to Eyewitness News , states that Ashfield School will also refund parents who paid for registration or for the full year.

It also states that the closure of the school is due to legal issues.

The town planner meanwhile says the new school is legal, with building plans and zoning approved for operation as a pre-school.