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 exceeded with gifts and pledges of £11.4 million
Thank you to everyone who has supported this project.
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 unites the four core fields of science and offers the latest innovative digital technology for collaborative working globally. The building encourages the next generation of intellectually curious, scientifically skilled, technologically adept students. They will be highly qualified and ready to take on university courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and careers in interdisciplinary scientific advance.
The building has a wider public benefit in enhancing our outreach programme for the local community.
Sixth Form Global Study Centre: Leadership in IB education
The new environment enables students to realise aspirations and facilitates the transition to higher education and productive working lives.
Built for a thriving, international and diverse Sixth Form, this world-class facility implements the IB vision, which combines academic strength, broad co-curricular opportunity and a powerful service ethos.
In this innovative space, we can 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 Global Study Centre enable our Sixth Formers to develop the qualities enshrined in the IB Learner Profile. Well-informed and supported, they take responsibility for their own learning.
Both new buildings provide social and recreational spaces 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.