Wycombe Abbey opens two brand new boarding houses
We are pleased to announce that we officially opened our two new boarding houses for Pitt and Rubens today with an opening ceremony.
The ceremony was attended by members of the School’s Governing Council, staff, parents and pupils and marks the completion of the first stage in the School’s boarding renewal plan. This ambitious vision for the future of the School aims to provide the best possible contemporary living and social spaces for the benefit of every pupil at Wycombe Abbey.
The new houses are now home to more than 100 girls and six members of staff, along with their families. The accommodation offers both single rooms and dormitories for up to four pupils. Each room has ensuite facilities and the building also comprises two living rooms, two kitchens, six study rooms and four music practice rooms.
Designed as an eco-friendly building, the conjoined houses draw up heat from a ground source heat pump, reducing energy consumption by 13% and carbon emissions by 18%.
Chairman of Council, Patrick Sherrington and Member of Council, David Lillycrop are pictured above with the Lord-Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire and the Chairman of Buckinghamshire County Council during the Opening Ceremony.
Headmistress Rhiannon Wilkinson said, “I am thrilled that the new boarding houses are now finally complete. I know the girls have been very excited about moving in at the start of this new academic year. The houses are a stunning addition to the school site and provide outstanding facilities which will serve many generations of Wycombe Abbey girls.”