Crossways and Stud

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Built in 2011-12, the girls of Crossways House and boys of Stud moved into the new Crossways and Stud Boarding Houses in the Easter of 2012.

The new buildings had a formal opening that December, which coincided with the school's annual Village Carol Singing.

General Tony Meier, Head of the Board of Governors, and Bede's Headmaster Dr Richard Maloney gave speeches to over 200 guests; the newest Crossways girl and the one longest in the Trust cut the ribbon together.

Aside from providing outstanding accommodation to the 60 girls of Crossways House and 60 boys of Stud, which includes a large central atrium with zoned-off common rooms, kitchens for student use, internal lifts and large underground trunk rooms, the new Crossways and Stud Houses are also used for events including the Crossways Fashion Show, open days and Co-Curricular activities including various Health and Fitness activities and Community Links.

Take a Virtual Tour of Crossways House:

Overlooking the South Downs, on a clear day you can see the Long Man of Wilmington out of the windows of Crossways and Stud Houses; this sculpture is believed to originate from the Iron Age or possibly Neolithic period.

Part of the House's design includes a ground source heat-exchange which draws energy from over a mile of technology embedded in the main school carpark, underfloor heating, marble flooring and photovoltaic panels on the roof to supply energy to Bede's as a whole.

The brains within the building are a BMS panel, and the building also has the latest fire technology with automatic venting windows and detecting technology.

Lit by energy-efficient LED lighting throughout, and with Salto control for security on the doors, there are a mixture of single, double and rooms which sleep 1-5 pupils.

Some rooms in Crossways and Stud House have en suite facilities and all rooms enjoy views of the school campus.

Take a Virtual Tour of Stud House:

The interiors of the boarding houses were designed with stylish features, paintwork and stone floors to offer a Mediterranean and Moroccan feel. The furniture meanwhile was influenced by an interior design team, with finishing touches added by the Housemasters and Housemistresses to provide a homely feel for the buildings' 120+ residents.

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