St Mary’s School in Cambridge is set to undergo its largest renovation since the 1970s.

The girls’ day and boarding school, located on Bateman Street, is set to get new classrooms, a larger dining space, and a teaching area for speech and drama.

There are also planned improvements to the front of the school overlooking Bateman Street, which include ‘pushing the entrance to the building back, and creating a larger new lobby, which will improve accessibility for parents and students at busy pick-up times and will create more public space, which the school will support with enhanced landscaping.’

Works on the project are expected to start this summer, with the first phases completed by Summer 2023.

The next phase of improvements is meant to start in Summer 2023 which includes extending and refurbishing the school’s kitchen; installing a lift, and creating new breakout teaching and learning spaces

Charlotte Avery, headmistress at St Mary’s, said: “The investments we are making today will ensure that both our current and future cohort of students will continue to access the very best education. So much has happened in the last two years, but together – throughout the pandemic – we have managed to achieve an extraordinary amount.

“At the most difficult of times, we didn’t stand still, and we don’t intend to do so now. We are excited about the redevelopment of the Senior School and look forward to creating a truly inspiring environment that will support our girls as they aim high, and improve the visual appeal of one of our main buildings on Bateman Street.”

Image source: St Mary’s School

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