On Friday 12th October 2012, the Topping Ceremony at the Whitgift School Boarding House was held to commemorate the completion of the structural elements of the works. The Head of Governors and the Head Master laid the final stone to the gable end of the building with a silver trowel that was presented to them by Galliford Try. The new £6m Boarding House is due to be completed in March 2013.