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  • Pre-Prep and Nursery School Pond

    Published 25/02/19
    For years, the space at the edge of the playground has sat idle, overgrown and unusable. So overgrown in fact, that many pupils, staff and parents did not even know it was there! Over the February half term, three Year 1 parents gave up several da
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  • Science and Technology Progress (Feb 2019)

    Published 13/02/19
    Scaffolding was removed from the front of the building in November, revealing the finished brickwork and windows. At the end of January, the front entrance was transformed after the large glass panels and doorway were lifted and secured carefully int
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  • Mansion Lanterns

    Published 06/02/19
    In January, two bespoke lanterns were fitted to the back of the Mansion (side facing Portsmouth Road). The lanterns were made from measured drawings which are exact replicas of the original lanterns seen either side of the Mansion steps. The lanterns
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  • Ha-Ha Restoration Completion

    Published 06/02/19
    The final section of the Ha-Ha restoration was completed at the end of January. It is a careful and meticulous process, requiring specialist brickwork. The project has used 5,000 of the 10,000 hand-made bricks sourced from Bulmers in Norfolk. The rem
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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 Progress (Oct 2018)

    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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