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  • New sixth form centre opened

    Published 08/11/19
    Our Year 12 and 13 students moved into our magnificent new sixth form centre in September 2019. With spaces to work as well as spaces to relax, the centre offers a modern and flexible facility to be proud of in the heart of the school campus.
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  • Sir Sydney Camm science and technology building opened

    Published 08/11/19
    Teaching commenced in the Sir Sydney Camm science and technology building in September 2019. Pupils have since been enjoying the benefits this fantastic facility has to offer, including thirteen teaching spaces. Biology, chemistry, physics, design te
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  • New sixth form centre

    Published 29/08/19
    Over the course of the summer, work took place to transform our former design technology and media studies classroom into a vibrant new sixth form centre in time for September 2019. The new area includes group work space, study zone, a kitchen and se
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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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