The past year has been tough for schools across the country, including those in Croxley, who have had to adapt to ever-changing restrictions and venture into new territory with online teaching.
There is light at the end of the tunnel it seems however, as in his announcement on Monday, February 22 Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that pupils in England could return to school from March 8.
This is not the only good news, as York House School in Croxley have unveiled their new multi-million-pound development which is set to provide buildings with state-of-the-art learning facilities.
The development which has seen an investment of more than £3million will provide new buildings and learning facilities allowing children to experience a greater, high quality learning spaces complete with cutting-edge music and drama facilities and a specialist English teaching room.
This will include a new purpose-built, multi-tiered performance space with glass walls, a new double height music room, music practice rooms, four new classrooms and new changing facilities for the pupils.
Jon Gray, headmaster at York House School, said that the new facilities will help provide a wealth of opportunities.
He said: “We are particularly excited about the tiered performance area, which we’ll also use for house meetings and assemblies.
“The double height music room is also a welcome feature as this will increase the visibly of the subject itself and provide a light, airy and modern space to practice and perform in.”
York House has now been a co-ed school for nearly 10 years and with the number of pupils continuing to increase the changing rooms are a much needed and welcome addition.
Mr Gray said: “The school has been co-ed for approaching a decade and we now have well over 100 girls on site, so the four new changing rooms will be a welcome addition for all children.”
The project is running on time and is set to be completed in late summer 2021, just in time for pupils to enjoy the facilities from the start of the new academic year in September 2021.
Mr Gray also said that they are looking forward to welcoming pupils back on March 8 and everyone is excited for the development to be completed.
He said: “It is great to have something exciting to look forward to this year. We are committed to developing world class teaching and adventurous learning facilities for our children and we can’t wait to see them making use of these exceptional new surroundings in the future.”