The MP for Epsom and Ewell opened a teaching accommodation building at the independent boys’ school Kingswood House last week.

The event was attended by the Mayor, school governors, pupils and parents.

Chris Grayling conducted the ceremony on Friday afternoon (September 21) to open the new building named after a retired headmaster, The Peter Brooks Building.

The Peter Brooks Building houses classrooms, a library, an art studio, a seminar room, offices for divisional heads and a Year 11 Common Room.

The building will be showcased during open mornings on Thursday, October 4 and Saturday, October 6.

Mr Grayling told guests at the event: “The transformation is startling. It is a wonderful building with marvellous facilities.

“Congratulations to all involved in the design and build. Congratulations also to Mr Brooks, who is a distinguished former headmaster, and thoroughly deserves this accolade.”

Mr Brooks joined the school in 1976 and became headmaster in 1992 until he retired after 42 years in July 2017.

The retired headmaster said: “I am deeply humbled and proud to have this building named after me – but it is a little strange too.”

Chris Shipley, chairman of governors, said: “The governors are delighted to have this new facility to enhance our senior years, where boys can continue their education through to GSCE in a supportive environment, and now with exceptional teaching facilities, here at Kingswood House.”