Work progressing rapidly on Osborn Hall renovations
October 19, 2021

Work is progressing rapidly on Rydal Penrhos’ renovations on the newly named Osborn Hall, which will be another fantastic area for our pupils.

At Rydal Penrhos, we are always looking ahead to the future while remaining focused on our heritage and history. The school’s proud ethos since its inception forms the core values that are evident across the site today, which is something that’s brought a significant amount of success both academically and through the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities available.

The school’s Senior Leadership Team, together with the Governing Body, have worked exceptionally hard in recent years to form a clear, concise plan to improve all areas of Rydal Penrhos. This is done with the sole purpose of putting our pupils first and ensuring they get the most out of their education with us.

Recognising the importance of this heritage and making it fit in with the current direction of the school is of paramount importance. This is further reflected in another big renovation project that is currently developing at a rapid rate.

Work is progressing well on the newly named Osborn Hall, which has recently been used as both the Dining Hall and Learning Resource Centre and is one of the more picturesque areas on site.

It is being created into a space that pupils can use to hold events, where guest speakers can come and talk to pupils and play a leading part in major gatherings alongside the Memorial Hall.

This was built by Thomas Osborn, who was the founding headmaster of Rydal School.

The Osborn Hall is a Grade II listed building with beautiful wood paneling, parquet floors and stained-glass windows. It is both an iconic and glorious building.

Reviving it to its former beauty is felt by the school to be its duty and its honour.

A report on the speech day of 1905 gives an insight into Mr Osborn’s aims for the school.

“He did not aim at the idea of an ordinary English public school. He wished to make that domesticity which was incompatible with life in a large public school a feature of school life at Rydal Mount, and he wanted his school to be conducted on lines leading to the highest possible education, combined with high religious culture.”  

The renovation – which can also be utilized for weddings and private functions outside of school hours – is expected to be completed in the coming days and will be yet another tremendous asset for Rydal Penrhos and its sustained future growth.


Anyone wishing to enquire about Rydal Penrhos School can do so by calling 01492 530155, email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or register your interest online here: https://rydalpenrhos.com/admissions/apply-now.

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