Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in independent education

Wycombe Abbey open two new boarding houses

The new boarding houses are eco-friendly and have been designed by David Morley Architects

Posted by Lucinda Reid | September 11, 2017 | Facilities & buildings

Wycombe Abbey will officially open two new boarding houses with an opening ceremony today.  

The ceremony will be attended by members of the school’s governing council, staff, parents and pupils and will mark the completion of the first stage in the School’s boarding renewal plan. The school’s ambitious vision 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 by David Morley Architects 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%.

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.”

Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in independent education

Related stories

Wycombe Abbey to open second international school in China

New £5.5m boarding house for Stowe School

Do your laundry!

GBBO winner Candice Brown opens Wycombe Abbey café

Wycombe Abbey's first international school opens in China

New partnership to boost boarding

Is boarding good for pupils' wellbeing?

Insight from the experts

Q&A: Louise Higson

Boarding school mythbusting

Market place - view all

Led hut

LED lights for home & business. SAVE money with energy efficie...

Red sky

We’re the UK’s leading independent solar installer, hel...

Haines Watts

Haines Watts can provide you with more than just a set of books at ...


Gerflor is a group that creates, manufactures and markets innovativ...


Fujitsu provide information technology solutions for businesses inc...

Moxton Education

The Moxton Group is a specialist organisation focused in the Educat...