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 Performing Arts Centre which incorporates the Godfrey Brown Theatre and additional teaching spaces opened in January 2019 after an 18 month major redevelopment project. This £2.8 million project was partly funded by an extremely generous six figure legacy gift. Other donors have sponsored seats in the auditorium and seats are still available to sponsored.