LORD Wandsworth College at Long Sutton, near Odiham, has celebrated the realisation of an outstanding new £500,000 health centre with an opening ceremony and plaque unveiling, attended by staff and local doctors alongside the school’s governors and members of the construction team.

The transformational growth and development of Lord Wandsworth College over the past few years, coupled with a drive to champion pupil health and wellbeing, saw this new facility developed with the expert advice and guidance of doctors at Odiham Health Centre for the benefit of the school community.

College headteacher Adam Williams said: “This has been a fantastic team and community effort from doctors, school nurses, pupils, the governing body and our partners, Ascia Construction and Mancon, in creating a space which focuses so clearly on welfare and wellbeing for all, a facility that will make a positive difference in young people’s lives for years to come.”

Lindsey Scott, senior nurse, said: “It has been wonderful to be fully involved in every stage of the development, even donning a hard hat for the site visits - not the usual senior nurse attire!

“Our health centre team are delighted to deliver gold standard care in this incredible new facility, with exceptional clinical space and resources for consultations with pupils and meetings with parents and staff.”

Lord Wandsworth College is offering free mental health first aid training to staff at four primary schools.