After much anticipation and planning, the construction of the new School Library and Sixth Form Centre has begun.
Two Year 7 students were on hand to help the Head Master, Mr Stuart McPherson, with the serious business of groundbreaking yesterday. With the new Centre due to open in Autumn Term 2021, it will have been in use for four years by the time these pupils reach the Sixth Form; they will benefit from the library and small auditorium as soon as the facility is finished.
The building will include a new school library and a small auditorium for all pupils, and the Sixth Form Centre will provide seminar rooms, study and social spaces for our Sixth Form pupils.
The contract has been awarded to W. Stirland Ltd, a Sussex-based firm that has just built a major facility at another independent school. A team of contractors has now set up camp on what was the Orchard Pitch and they will be there until next August. A compound has been created for the contractors complete with their own parking, entrance, toilet and rest facilities to ‘seal off’ the contractors from the rest of the campus.