New Junior School Extension
New Junior School Extension

Friday 15 July - Piling in progress 

Friday 1st July - Piling rig delivered

Friday 24th June - Piling mat and deliveries area being completed

Friday 17th June

Friday 10th June - Diggers started excavating the foundations for the new extension

Demolition work started in May and Headmaster Rob Simmons had the personal satisfaction of sitting in the machine which demolished the old Ark building, though he was not allowed to operate any controls – much though he may have wished to do so!










  Contractors Jerram Falkus, who did such a good job with the Sixth Form and Art & Design Technology building, will again be in charge of construction, working to the brief provided by architects van Heyningen and Haward. The Project Manager, Richard Pobee and his team will be working closely with our Estates Director, Richard Ferrett. 

The new building will replace the current Ark and will sit on the same location but on a larger footprint within the site. It will accommodate the Pre-Prep department and the Nursery, which will move from its present location further along Montpelier Avenue, as well as the first two year groups in Key Stage 2. The children will benefit from state-of-the-art spacious classrooms, with the Nursery and Reception classrooms opening out directly onto an outdoor learning and play area. The Junior School will also gain a new entrance hall and a Home Economics facility.

The School Governors approved the long-awaited extension to the Junior School at their AGM on Thursday 19th November 2015. Preparatory work started in March 2016 and the project should be completed by August 2017.