Top marks as new classrooms are unveiled ahead of schedule

Top marks as new classrooms are unveiled ahead of schedule

Teachers at Bruton School for Girls have given top marks to the teams of builders and tradesmen who managed to completely renovate a teaching block in time to start the new term.

Renovations within the teaching block known as the ‘Chappell’ building - named after a former headmistress - started at the beginning of July with an expectation they would be ready by the Autumn half term. But a combination of good weather and excellent co-operation between the local tradesmen and the school’s estates team meant that the facilities were unveiled to excited students ahead of schedule at the start of this term.

This major investment provides innovative classrooms, complete with ‘teaching walls’, smart boards as well as the latest ‘green’ energy technology which will significantly enhance the learning experience for every student in the Senior School.

Maths, History, RE and Geography are now taught in the suite of new classrooms whilst the Languages Department has moved into larger accommodation to make room for the growing interest in French, Spanish, German and Latin.

Mr Adam Harvey-Kelly, Bursar, explained:

“This has been, by far, the largest construction and investment programme BSG has undertaken during the summer break.  To complete it ahead of schedule, within budget whilst still allowing our annual summer residential school to take place, is the result of phenomenal efforts and collaboration by all parties, for which they should be congratulated.

“This major investment in the academic facilities will enhance the school’s academic effort, which has just reported record breaking and class-leading exam results at both GCSE and A Level.”

Visitors to the school’s open morning on Saturday October 15th will have the opportunity to see the new classrooms facilities first-hand. To register your place for a visit please contact

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