Homefield Prep in Sutton has officially opened 14 brand new classrooms in line with their 150th anniversary.

The independent primary school has welcomed new cutting edge facilities to enable the 'best teaching and learning possible'.

The official opening of 14 new classrooms, all with integrated learning walls, came as the first part of the highly anticipated £8 million redevelopment of the existing school site.

Now that the decant has taken place into the new classroom block, the front of the old school will be demolished to allow a new kitchen and dining facility with a separate 300 seat performance hall.

This whole development programme will help in building a "world class campus" and provide the school with versatile and practical spaces for the school’s drama and music departments.

Homefield Prep, which caters for boys aged 4-13, hopes the new facilities will push the boundaries of students "educational and extra-curricular capabilities."

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The purpose engineered complex has been planned over three years and draws on the latest in architectural design.

The buildings themselves have a low-energy passive heating and ventilation system, photo-voltaic cells, a green roof and have been designed to comply with the highest level of sustainability standards.

“The whole project was developed on the proviso that the school needed to remain a working entity throughout the build, with as little disruption to the daily school routine as possible," said Headmaster John Towers

This has meant that the first part of the school’s redevelopment plan has been to build the new teaching block on a section of the playing fields.

The final phase will see the removal of a 1980s standalone building to make space for a MUGA and help increase the overall greenspace of the school by 10%.

To keep up to date with the development visit here.