With the School now closed for summer, two significant School estates projects are on course for completion ahead of the 2020-2021 academic year.
The works will see a whole new look and feel to the building, while retaining the structure and overall layout. Doors, windows and window blinds will be replaced, walls re-plastered and new flooring, lighting and acoustic panelling fitted.
There will also be new, flexible-use classroom furniture, including desks with writable surfaces. Hallways and stairwells will benefit from new flooring and recessed noticeboards. To help ready the School for coeducation in 2021, new girls’ toilet facilities will also be created.
In the main School building, the current M6 classroom is being transformed into a new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) Laboratory, designed as a modern and flexible learning space in which the full range of STEAM activities such as robotics and CREST Award can take place. It will also provide a seminar space for up to 50 people.
Next door to the STEAM Laboratory will be a smaller STEAM Makerspace, designed for smaller group work and housing the
School’s 3D printers and laser cutters.
Both sets of school estates work have been planned using the latest research on best practice for learning and teaching spaces, and will be complete at the start of Autumn Term.
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