Building work has started

Over Half Term, building work started on the new maths and art facilities, the entrance of which can be seen in the architect's drawing above. We will be posting weekly photographs of the site as work progresses, which can be found in the Image Gallery. The work has been made possible by a grant of £5.7 million from Hertfordshire County Council and the Department for Education, awarded to the school in order to accommodate an expansion in its student population over the coming years. From this September, an extra 30 places will be available to students starting the school in Year 7, with the lower school reaching its capacity in 2020. This will help to address the shortfall in secondary school places in South-West Hertfordshire.

The two storey extension to the existing Sixth Form Carey Building will provide eight new maths teaching spaces and increased provision for the Sixth Form common room on the ground floor. On the first floor there will be a new art area, comprising a dedicated photography teaching space with dark room and four new art teaching spaces. This area will have the capacity to become one very large space to house the annual Art Show. There will also be a permanent gallery space where students’ art work will be displayed all year round. The size of the Sixth Form will naturally increase from 2020. To accommodate this, the first floor will also house enhanced Sixth Form ICT facilities and additional accommodation for quiet study. When finished, this new structure will greatly improve the facilities for all students at the school and provide a state of the art building to be enjoyed by generations to come.



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