Investment in Learning can take many forms and we are continually seeking to drive forward our capabilities and capacity in a number of exciting and dynamic ways.
The most visible investments are normally those of a capital nature and we are fortunate to be able to invest our resources wisely into a measured, yet innovative estates masterplan.
The latest of our Investment in Learning projects is our £5 million STEM Centre alongside the existing Science facilities. This has created four new Design and Technology labs, a new Science lab and six additional classrooms for the Maths department.
Over the past five years, the school has invested nearly £25m in new or refurbished facilities, including Woolfson (the new building for Years 3-6), a state-of-the-art School of Music, a completely renovated Sixth Form building and new sports facilities. The School has also completed a refurbishment of the Senior School Library above Rowland Brown Hall.
Investment in Learning is not just about buildings however; it is at least as important that we invest in our staff and develop them to provide the very best for our students. We continue to build our capacity to support those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and to invest in providing ever greater support for the counselling and well-being of all pupils.
We invest heavily in the professional development of our staff, supporting them with internal training opportunities, the sharing of best practice and on external courses.