Banbury independent school welcomes VIP guest
In addition to visiting two Banbury charities, HRH the Duchess of Cornwall also made time to stop by Tudor Hall School this week for an official opening of their newest facility.
The Duchess visited the school to formally open the £6.2 million teaching centre, meet with pupils and staff, headmistress Wendy Griffiths and the wider Tudor Hall community.
The teaching centre is the most ambitious addition to the facilities at Tudor Hall to date. It houses teaching space for the core subjects of mathematics and English as well as specialist facilities for the creative arts subjects of textiles, ceramics, food and nutrition and photography and will be used by every girl from Year 7 to upper sixth.
HRH had the opportunity to meet pupils from Tudor Hall, Carrdus School, Tudor Hall’s prep school and Bretch Hill’s William Morris Primary School, Tudor Hall’s partner school.
After meeting the pupils, the Duchess formally opened the teaching centre by cutting a ribbon made specially for the occasion by the school’s textiles department.
She then toured the building meeting staff and pupils as they enjoyed lessons in the new teaching space.
Vikki Marsh, head of mathematics, who was introduced to the Duchess said, “It was a real honour to meet the Her Royal Highness and have the opportunity to show her how the teaching centre embodies the Tudor Hall philosophy of supporting all areas of academic interest, housing not just the core subjects of mathematics and English but also the creative arts.