We aim to lead the way in STEM education and continue to be one of the world’s leading IB schools with new Science and Technology and Sixth Form Global Study Centres.
Funding for £32 million project:
£22 million Foundation funded
£10 million fundraising target
Gifts and pledges to date = £8.9 million
Science and Technology Centre: Leadership in STEM education
Science is much more than a body of knowledge. It is a way of thinking which requires courage to question the conventional wisdom and an openness to see the world and universe from a new perspective.
To equip our students with the skills they need to become world leaders and innovators in the STEM disciplines, the new state-of-the-art centre will unite the four core fields of science and offer the latest innovative digital technology for collaborative working globally. The building will encourage the next generation of intellectually curious, scientifically skilled, technologically adept students. They will emerge highly qualified and ready to take on university courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and careers in interdisciplinary scientific advance.
The building will also have a wider public benefit in enhancing our outreach programme and providing a regional STEM hub for the wider community.
Sixth Form Global Study Centre: Leadership in IB education
We intend to create an environment that maintains our position as one of the world’s leading IB schools, enabling students to realise aspirations, and facilitate the transition to higher education and productive working lives.
Built for a thriving, international and diverse Sixth Form, this world-class facility will implement the IB vision, which combines academic strength, broad co-curricular opportunity and a powerful service ethos.
In this innovative space, we will cultivate excellent study and research habits and a clear understanding of the 21st century workplace, thereby easing the transition to universities and careers. Facilities in the new Centre will also enable our Sixth Formers to develop the qualities enshrined in the IB Learner Profile. Well-informed and supported, they will instinctively take responsibility for their own learning. Both new buildings will provide social and recreational space, and enable staff and students to embrace new approaches to study, develop interactive and interdisciplinary learning across subjects and empower them to push the boundaries through new concepts such as the global (digital) classroom, collaborating with schools in real time across the world.