HRH The Princess Royal is to officially open Yate International Academy, it has been announced.

Princess Anne, The Queen’s eldest daughter, will tour the new £16million buildings on Monday, June 3.

During the highly-anticipated visit, she will also meet students, watch demonstrations of their work and unveil a plaque to mark the occasion.

The academy said it was ‘delighted’ with the visit.

A statement said: “We are delighted to announce that HRH The Princess Royal will be officially opening Yate International Academy on Monday, June 3.

“Her Royal Highness will be arriving in the afternoon for a tour of the site and to watch a number of student demonstrations.

"We will be running hospitality in the hall for special guests whereby The Princess Royal will make a speech before unveiling the official plaque.”

The academy buildings, which centre around a multi-media, interactive hub in an H-shaped design, opened to students last September following a complete rebuild.

Princess Anne will view the academy's new open plan discovery centre in place of a traditional library and a dining hall with three different areas and coffee-bar atmosphere as well as the academy’s 238-seater auditorium, first floor full-size sports hall, art studios, dark room, music centre, activity studio, beauty salon and engineering workshops.

The build was funded by government money after the academy, formerly King Edmund Community School, joined The Ridings’ Federation along with Winterbourne International Academy, which was previously known as The Ridings’ High School.

The 46-year-old previous classrooms were demolished and landscaping is currently underway to create the academy’s new entrance through a piazza-style walkway.

A £19million project to rebuild the Winterbourne site is currently ongoing.