Many generations of pupils have benefited from buildings and facilities across the School campus and sports grounds that were funded by the generosity of previous alumni and past parents. The Tom Savage Sports Hall came about from the 1981 Independence Appeal and the Hilda Roden Laboratory (now the Roden building housing the Art Department) opened in 1978. Both are prime examples of facilities that were made possible by voluntary donations.
As custodians of the School, the Governors face the challenge of striking a balance between maintaining historic buildings, reducing the carbon footprint, and delivering modern, well-equipped teaching spaces that enable staff to prepare the pupils for the Country’s future needs. This applies across academia, the performing arts, sports and co-curricular activities.
Delivering these objectives cannot be achieved from the fee income alone. The first capital project that the Foundation has been asked to support is the development of the Performing Arts Centre which incorporates the Godfrey Brown Theatre. Work commenced in August 2017 and will be completed during the Summer of 2018.