A NEW co-ed boarding house at Rendcomb College has been officially opened.
Chief executive of the Boarding Schools’ Association, Robin Fletcher cut the ribbon to mark the occasion on Tuesday.
Godman House can now accommodate up to 115 day pupils from Years 7-9 at the college in years 7 to 9 aged 11-14 and can sleep up to 40 students in its dormitories.
Rob Jones, head of Rendcomb College, said: “I am very grateful to Robin for coming to open Godman House.
“Our new co-educational house for day and boarding pupils reflects the importance we place on family and community at Rendcomb.
“I have no doubt that the pupils will enjoy living and working together in this wonderful environment under the careful guidance of the housemistress Jo Bond and her pastoral team.”
Jo Bond and some of the boarders took Robin Fletcher on a tour around their new home.
Robin met a number of pupils who are now making use of the new house and also met the pastoral team including the Matron and assistant houseparents.
Also in attendance at the event were Godman House’s building contractors, CW Duke, and the project architects, James Slater and Co.
To close the event, Robin and the head of college were cheered on my pupils as they played a friendly game of table football in the new common room.
Robin said: “It was a real pleasure to revisit Rendcomb College and see the wonderful improvements to Godman House.
“The new-look house is brilliant, full of great new features and bright open spaces.
“It’s clear all the boarders love it too and are having a huge amount of fun.”