The redevelopment of our Biology and Chemistry Laboratories are a key goal for 2016. These are key subject areas for our pupils, as all take biology and chemistry up to GCSE, and the majority continue to take at least one at AS and A Level.
We are building a new two-storey block on the site of the old Chemistry Block, which was built in the 1950s. This will house four biology laboratories and three chemistry laboratories, with adjacent prep rooms and staff work areas. The existing Biology Building, originally built in the 1950s and extended in the early 1990s, will be refurbished to provide three or four general purpose classrooms. Once finished, the new laboratories and refurbished classrooms will give us much needed extra teaching space and will provide an improved learning environment for boys and staff.
Building work started in early 2015, and the building was finished in summer 2017. We have already raised enough to cover the bricks and mortar, which forms the bulk of the costs. However, we still need to raise money to pay for the costs of fixtures, furniture and specialist equipment.