Royal Opening of New Buildings



The visit of HRH The Countess of Wessex for the official opening of the school’s new buildings was a truly wonderful occasion. From the moment The Countess arrived to her waving from the departing helicopter, she expressed her pleasure and interest in meeting with everyone at St Bart’s. Whether speaking to our Head Boy and Head Girl about their plans for university, discussing with Year 7 what their next culinary adventure would be or reflecting upon how fortunate students are to have such opportunities as exchange visits to China, The Coutness was clearly impressed by all that the school’s students do.

The day was certainly a memorable occasion. The school’s musicians excelled themselves and the entire school demonstrated that St Bart’s has not only magnificent new accommodation, but wonderful students and staff.

More news and photos in BartholoNews on 5 April. Pictures taken by the official photographer for the event can be seen at