Active Washrooms are delighted to have been selected over a number of companies to provide a wide range of washroom & laundry services to one of Suffolk’s oldest schools


A bit of history about our new client.


The school is now over 120 years old, having originated in 1897 with just four pupils and one very dedicated Headmistress in Margaret Isabella Gardiner based at a house in Aldeburgh.

Under Miss Gardiner’s leadership, by 1902 the school had moved to new purpose-built premises, where it is still located today. As part of a number of celebrations to mark this important anniversary, the Sunk Garden first established in the early 1920s has been recreated so that today’s pupils can share in the school’s heritage.

The School has continually adapted in response to the expectations of parents and pupils as well as to changes in educational philosophy. Such changes range from the move to fully co-educational in 2002, the integration of a nursery department in 2015 to provide all-through education from two to eighteen years, and the reintroduction of Latin to the Year 6 curriculum in the same year.

The school’s facilities have also developed, to accommodate increasing numbers and differing interests.  More recent additions include an indoor swimming pool, home to the hugely successful Swimming Squad and the 250-seat Silcox Theatre. In recognition of key figures in the school’s history, our boarding houses are named after Miss Gardiner (founder and headmistress from 1897 – 1908), and suffragist Millicent Fawcett (who was instrumental in helping Margaret Gardiner to set up the school).  Our third house is named for leading female mathematician and scientist Mary Somerville, after whom Somerville College, Oxford is also named.

The school has a long history of social responsibility, including assistance for Jewish refugees from Europe in 1939, more recently for Syrian refugees along with national charities including Street Child. We also fundraise and offer practical support to local causes including the Access outreach programme for the homeless based across Suffolk.

Active Washrooms is delighted to welcome our new client where we will be supplying a wide range of services to include Sanitary & Nappy Disposal, Air Purification and Air Freshening, Entrance & Logo Matting, Laundry Services, Soap Dispensers, Hand Drying and Hand Sanitizers, Water Saving Devices as well as Offensive Waste Collection . We are thrilled to have won this prestigious customer and we look forward to working with our new client.

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