We are very pleased that the building work on the new Teaching Block has had a very successful start and is making excellent progress. On this page, you will be able to see photographs showing milestones in the building work which we hope you will find interesting.
Should you wish to buy a brick, sponsor an item of equipment or make a donation, please download the following forms. Many thanks in anticipation of your support.
- Site Bulletin No.12 – 23rd September 2019
We are very pleased that the new teaching block is now in full use. The landscaping works are well under way and should be finished by Christmas weather permitting. The demolition is all complete. Snagging will continue over the next few months to iron out the final details but overall we are delighted with our new facilities.
- Site Bulletin No. 11 – Eco Report
Please find below the Environmental Credentials report for the new Teaching Block.
- Environmental Credentials Report (124KB)
- Site Bulletin No.10 – 12th July 2019
We are all very excited now that the Teaching Block is reaching the final stages of construction and we look forward to moving in at the end of July.
Over the last couple of months, progress has been very rapid. In April, the building had no windows and the roof had not yet been fully completed but the contractors have made every effort to make sure we are now able to take possession at the end of term.
At the end of May we moved out of the old teaching block to enable the start of the demolition works. This was a huge task as teachers had to sort through cupboards and filing cabinets full of books and materials which in many cases dated from years ago. We managed to throw away as much as possible and everything else had to be packed up and put into storage until it can be moved in to the new block. Huge thanks go to our premises team who worked long hours to move hundreds of boxes around the school. Fortunately, everything went according to plan, the demolition process is well under way, and by the end of the summer holidays there should be no trace of the old teaching block. This will pave the way for the landscaping works to start in September.
We are very grateful for all the donations from parents to our Buy a Brick campaign and other fundraising opportunities which has enabled us to buy new furniture in the classrooms.
- Site Bulletin No.9 – 25th April 2019
A lot of progress has been made during the Easter holidays. The building is now connected to all services and IT, fire and CCTV links have been made to existing buildings. Curtain walling is currently being installed.
- Site Bulletin No.8 – 28th March 2019
Internal mechanical and electrical works are now at an advanced stage and the central staircase has now been installed. The classrooms are now very recognisable!
- Site Bulletin No.7 – 27th February 2019
Now that the building envelope is complete, we will be saying goodbye to the tower crane in early March. Internal works are ahead of schedule but the snow and high winds over the winter have brought some delays to external works. We are hoping this current good weather continues.
- Site Bulletin No.6 – 4th February 2019
Despite problems with the winter weather causing a few delays, we are making great progress on the teaching block. A ‘Topping Out’ ceremony was held to mark the completion of the roof- a significant milestone. Our internal fixtures and fittings wish list is complete and we will be ordering as soon as all our funding is in place.
- Site Bulletin No.5 – 28th November 2018
We are now at full height with the roof slab in place and stairs installed. Brickwork to start in January. We were very pleased that one of our students has been able to spend a day’s work experience on the site with Evers. All going really well so far!
- Site Bulletin No.4 – 31st October 2018
The building is progressing very rapidly and we are now up to roof level. These photos were taken before the second floor concrete pour but give an indication of the work involved.
- Site Bulletin No.3 – 21st September 2018
Here is the latest bulletin from our builders. It is progressing very quickly with the foundations now completed. We will all start to notice big changes as it ‘grows’ out of the ground.