Opening of new classroom block

Opening of new classroom block

Barr’s Hill School have celebrated the opening of the £500k investment for three new classrooms.

Councillor Kevin Maton, current cabinet member for education and skills, unveiled a plaque at the school on Friday 17th November on behalf of the Lord Mayor, Tony Skipper.

“The opening of these classrooms is not just great news for the staff and students here at Barr’s Hill, it is great news for Coventry, as the young people who study in these classrooms will hopefully go on to take our city forward. The lessons they learn here and the sense of pride and responsibility they take in their new-look school will be building blocks for the future. Thank you again for inviting me and thank you to everyone at Barr’s Hill for all their hard work in creating such a wonderful school for our city.” – Councillor Kevin Maton


“Barr’s Hill School was established in 1908 as a Girls Grammar school, it has changed considerably in the last 109 Years but our commitment to the best possible education for the young people of Coventry remains exactly the same. We are therefore delighted with this significant investment in our students and their learning. These new rooms are fantastic learning spaces that will be well used by our excellent teachers to ensure that our students achieve the highest academic standards.” – Mr C. Jupp, Acting Headteacher

Governors, staff and students attended the evening and took pride in their school. Two fantastic student news reporters also had the opportunity to interview Councillor Maton (footage will be available to watch soon).


The school’s unrivalled commitment to caring for its students, combined with high aspirations and solid academic progress, ensures they develop into rounded individuals with bright futures ahead of them. The school’s values centre around placing students first, the focus is on learning and barriers to learning are removed quickly and effectively.