Historic school invests to open new boarding house

 Read time: 5 mins      Added: Date: 05-07-2019

Share:   LinkedIn     Twitter     Facebook     Share via email     Copy link to clipboardLink copied to clipboard

A Hereford school is set to significantly expand its international programme after agreeing a £1.9 million funding package from Lloyds Bank.

Hereford Cathedral School, an independent co-educational school for pupils from the ages of three to 18, has opened a brand-new boarding house, enabling it to welcome new pupils from across the globe.

Situated in the fully refurbished former How Caple Grange Hotel, the 1,310 sq m Georgian boarding house can accommodate up to 29 pupils.

Lloyds Bank provided 75 per cent of the funding for the project, with the remainder coming from school funds.

Building international links

The school dates back to 1384 and is one of the oldest boarding schools in Britain.

Having ceased boarding twenty years ago, the school has housed overseas students with local families since 2012.

The new boarding house aims to boost the number of overseas pupils able to attend the school, as well as allowing UK pupils the opportunity to board.

“This new boarding house will play a huge part in ensuring that our international students are happy, integrated and have all the support they need to thrive with us.”

Paul Smith, headmaster, Hereford Cathedral School

Exterior shot Hereford Cathedral School new international boarding house

Paul Smith added: “Lloyds Bank has been by our side throughout the project, understanding the educational advantages that our international links bring to our pupils, the school and the wider community.”

The investment comes as part of Lloyds Bank’s pledge to lend £18 billion to UK organisations in 2019, with £2.5 billion specified for firms across the Midlands.

“We’ve worked in partnership with Hereford Cathedral School for 30 years now, supporting it throughout its growth.”

Mark Smith, relationship director, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

Supporting school’s growth journey

Mark added: “In our increasingly international society, a well-rounded, multicultural education has never been more important.

“We are proud to have helped the school take the next step on its journey.”

All lending is subject to status.

Support for Education

Find out about the products and services we have to support schools

Support for Education

Important legal information

The products and services outlined on this site may be offered by legal entities from across Lloyds Banking Group, including Lloyds Bank plc and Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets plc. Lloyds Bank plc and Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets plc are separate legal entities within the Lloyds Banking Group.

Calls may be monitored or recorded in case we need to check we have carried out your instructions correctly and to help improve our quality of service. Please note that any data sent via e-mail is not secure and may be read by others.

Lloyds Bank is a trading name of Lloyds Bank plc, Bank of Scotland plc and Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets plc. Lloyds Bank plc. Registered Office: 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN. Registered in England and Wales no.2065. Bank of Scotland plc. Registered Office: The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ. Registered in Scotland no. SC327000. Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets plc. Registered office 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN. Registered in England and Wales no. 10399850. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under registration number 119278, 169628 and 763256 respectively.

Eligible deposits with us are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). We are covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). Please note that due to FSCS and FOS eligibility criteria not all business customers will be covered.

Lloyds Banking Group includes companies using brands including Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland and their associated companies. More information on Lloyds Banking Group can be found at www.lloydsbankinggroup.com

While all reasonable care has been taken to ensure that the information provided is correct, no liability is accepted by Lloyds Bank for any loss or damage caused to any person relying on any statement or omission. This is for information only and should not be relied upon as offering advice for any set of circumstances. Specific advice should always be sought in each instance.