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  • Completion of New Pathway

    Published 21/11/18
    Our new pathway from the top car park down to the Sports Hall is officially open! Pupils, parents and staff are now able to enjoy using the improved shallow stepped pathway which winds its way through the trees and into the school. The new lighting w
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  • Science and Technology Update

    Published 22/10/18
    External construction of the new Science and Technology building is almost complete and the new charcoal facing brickwork and windows can be seen emerging from beneath the scaffolding. Following the installation of the large glazed sky light windows,
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  • The Generator House

    Published 22/10/18
    The Generator House (formally the Workshop) will be ready for use by the end of the Autumn Term 2018. The Generator House is a heritage building and is being sympathetically restored throughout. The glazed brickwork has been cleaned and the orig
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  • New Workshop

    Published 22/10/18
    The new workshop is almost complete and the technology department will move in shortly after the October half term. The modern building has floor to ceiling windows to allow plenty of natural light and is accessible to pupils via a newly constructed
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  • New Pathway

    Published 15/10/18
    Work is now underway to construct a new pathway from the top car park to the Sports Hall. The new shallow stepped pathway is being constructed from hoggin, a mix of gravel, sand and clay that binds firmly when compacted, yet allows water to
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  • Senior School Library Redecoration

    Published 15/10/18
    The Senior School library was transformed over the summer to provide a modern and fresh atmosphere. Pupils are particularly enjoying the new chesterfield sofas beside the fireplace which create a comfortable reading environment, and they also en
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  • Pre-Prep & Nursery School Canopies

    Published 10/09/18
    Over the summer break, work was completed on our outdoor canopies. These cover Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception classes and afford us the opportunity to have improved outdoor provision throughout the year.  Children can now free-flow between a
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  • New Portsmouth Road Gates

    Published 21/03/18
    To improve security on site, metal gates have been installed at the Portsmouth Road entrance and are soon to be painted. Both the entrance from the road and the pedestrian access point have now been gated. The gates will remain open during the day an
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  • Planting around the Slip Field Car Park

    Published 21/03/18
    The grounds team have been busy clearing self-seeded and overgrown shrubs, preparing the soil and planting new trees and bushes around the new Slip Field Car Park. This work will eventually help to screen the cars from view and enhance the landscape.
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  • Ice House Pond

    Published 21/03/18
    The Ice House Pond next to the Portsmouth Road entrance was part of the historic Claremont estate and was orginally used during the winter to collect ice to be stored in the nearby Ice House. During the Spring Term, the pond was dredged after the wet
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  • Valley Field Landscaping

    Published 21/03/18
    Much work has been done over the past few months to the landscape in Valley Field behind the Mansion to return this area to a condition much closer to Capability Brown’s original design. In lockstep with our efforts, the National Trust on their
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  • Landscaping

    Published 19/09/17
    As a part of our agreement with Elmbridge Borough Council to restore the Capability Brown landscape, a large area of Valley Field was cleared of self-sown trees over the summer. The new tree line is much closer to the original Brown plan and opens up
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