The School is situated in 22 acres and includes a campus style network of buildings, sports fields and open space. The original school buildings date from 1906. During the last decade an extensive building programme has been undertaken with many new additions to the campus including a brand new Sports and Fitness Centre, opened in 2016, a Performing Arts Centre, a state of the art library facility, a refurbished refectory, and an extended and revamped Sixth Form Centre. In September 2014 the new Science Centre opened providing 12 new laboratories, break out spaces and a 200sqm science themed glass atrium. In September 2015 the new 3D Design Centre opened providing dedicated space for Ceramics and Design and Technology.
Facilities in Brief
PE and Sports: New leading edge Sports Centre, which houses everything from national league standard netball and badminton matches to indoor hockey, to facilitate a wider range of higher quality activities.There's an Ergo suite, state-of-the-art fitness centre, group cycle room and dance studio. We also have lacrosse and rounders pitches; six floodlit netball and tennis courts.
Music: 12 general music practice rooms; dedicated space for piano, harp, cello and percussion; music technology and seminar rooms and the music library enable the music department to manage over 400 music lessons and numerous orchestra, instrumental and vocal groups each week.
Performing Arts: The Yolande Paterson Hall, with a seating capacity of 500+ and full stage, is used for whole school assemblies, concerts and large scale drama productions. In addition the 120 seat Studio Theatre provides an intimate theatrical space for smaller scale productions.
Jean Duffield Library Building: The library houses an extensive range of fiction and non-fiction resources. Extensive work and study spaces and fixed computer workstations are complemented by comfortable and relaxed seating providing a highly flexible resource for teaching, private study and extra-curricular activities and events.
The 125 seat lecture theatre, situated on the ground floor of the library, is equipped with full audio visual presentation equipment and is a popular resource for teaching, public speaking, debating and external speaker events.
The Modern Foreign Language Learning Centre is used by teaching groups throughout the School, for practising listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through online resources.
Finally, the Library Café provides a relaxed and informal space for pupils and staff to meet, refuel and socialise.