Brontë House School, Apperley Bridge

Brontë House School was founded in 1934 as a preparatory school attached to Woodhouse Grove School, founded in 1812 by the Methodist Conference.

The original house was built in 1872 and forms the hub of the school. The house has connections with Charlotte Brontë, who was a former governess to the household. The school is a Grade II listed building.

Calls Architecture have prepared an options strategy for the school, including a review of the existing accommodation and areas of potential opportunity for improvements in and around the historic buildings.  The study explored various options to create a new dining hall in one of the school courtyards.

The long term thinking involved careful consideration of the historic significance, future needs, circulation strategies, phasing and procurement, together with preliminary budget estimates for the options identified.

“The Options study and addendum are superb pieces of work and I am grateful for the care that you have both taken in preparing them.”

Simon Dunn, Headmaster, Bronte House School