Brentwood Preparatory School opens new facilities

The independent school in Essex has officially opened its multi-million-pound expanded prep school facilities

Brentwood School has opened its multi-million-pound expanded prep school facilities with an official ceremony, a year after its doors opened to pupils.

A day of celebration was held for pupils at Brentwood Preparatory School and their parents, many of whom hadn’t seen the facilities since they were completed in November 2020 due to lockdown restrictions.

A new assembly and dining hall, a three-storey classroom block and reception area, and three interconnecting nursery rooms, which overlook a new play space, now grace the campus.

Furthermore, the science, art and design technology studios have been modernised, the food technology suite has been fully kitted out and the Futures Room is now equipped with virtual reality headsets.

At the ceremony, there were representatives from architects Cottrell and Vermeulen, Blake Contractors and construction company Rooff, who talked to parents about the design and build of the three-year project. School catering company Holroyd Howe provided cakes, smoothies and healthy snacks.

The day concluded with a ribbon cutting ceremony involving chair of governors, Sir Michael Snyder, headmaster of the preparatory school, Jason Whiskerd, and members of the school council.

Snyder said at the ceremony: “The prep development has enabled the school to continue to deliver truly world class education, now with world class facilities.”

He paid tribute to the people involved in delivering the project through “challenging times”, and the school staff who are “keen to make a real difference to the education and development of your children and future generations”.

Brentwood School is a co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 3–18 in Essex.

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