Nottingham High School have started building a £5 million two-storey extension to the Junior School. See fly-through video.
This scheme is designed to provide additional capacity to meet the increased demand for places as a result of the School becoming co-educational since welcoming girls in 2015.
The new Junior School building will have a modern, multi-purpose Sports Hall, a spacious and contemporary Library, six additional classrooms, larger outdoor play areas, an Amphitheatre for creative, outdoor lessons and play, a new Art and DT room and a bright atrium and exhibition Space.
The development also moves the visitor and staff parking to the perimeter of the site. Phase 1 of the 5 phases of the building works is currently underway. Foundations have been started, exterior buildings have been demolished and works are now starting on the outdoor amphitheatre area.
Kevin Fear, Head Teacher of Nottingham High School has said “This exciting project has been driven by the success of our move to co-education. Our aim is to become the premier selective, independent school in the region and this development will allow more children to attend our already very popular school.”
Clare Bruce, Head of Nottingham High Infant & Junior School expressed her “excitement at this expansion of the Junior School. Our school is growing as a result of the very successful move to co-education and our success in being placed 8th nationally in this year’s Sunday Times Parent Power survey. These new facilities will enhance our already excellent teaching and provide opportunities for even more children in the future.”