Prince Andrew opens new boarding house at Croydon's Whitgift School
Whitgift School’s new boarding houses had a royal opening on Wednesday.
Prince Andrew officially opened Founder’s House yesterday which marked the introduction of boarding for the first time in the school’s 400 year history.
Staff, pupils, parents, Governors and Ambassadors attended the event which included live music from the brass band.
Prince Andrew talked to guests about the exciting future which lies ahead for the school and also unveiled a new statue of John Whitgift, founder of the school.
Senior Housemaster, Mr Richard Murray, said: “With the introduction of boarding, the undeniably unique and exceptional experience of a Whitgift education is now available to boys both nationally and internationally.
“Whitgift is bucking the trend by expanding into boarding, but, based on our current boarders and those boys applying, our future looks very rosy indeed.”
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