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Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Bolton School's Governing Body has given the official go ahead
for the construction of a stunning new Sixth Form Centre, which
will be built in the heart of the Chorley New Road campus.
Architecturally, the glass and sandstone building promises to
provide a dramatic contrast to the School's Neo-Gothic façade and
Work on the £7 million three-storey, elliptical building will
begin in mid-July after the Summer Term has ended. It is expected
to take a year to complete, meaning Sixth Form students will be
able to enjoy their new Centre from September 2013. It will sit
centrally and will join up the Centre Quadrangle, finally realising
the vision of Lord Leverhulme when he re-endowed the School in
1915. Two-storey glazed walkways will join the new building to the
Girls' Division and Boys' Division senior schools.
Bolton School's Chairman of Governors, Michael Griffiths, said:
"We are very excited about this project. It will give independence
to Sixth Formers and will complement the outstanding teaching that
they already receive. The Centre will mean we continue to provide
the best of both worlds - single-sex education for over 400 Sixth
Form students but in an environment where there are many joint
activities and where there is much interaction in the shared Common
Room and café area. I am sure they will also enjoy using the new
ICT suite, quiet study areas, seminar rooms and exhibition space.
Whilst the majority of our Year 11 pupils progress into the Sixth
Form, we also attract new students into the School in Year 12 and
this project is a major investment into their lives."
This is the third phase in what has been an £18 million building
programme, which has seen the completion of a new Infant School, a
new Junior Girls' School and an extension and refurbishment of our
Junior Boys' School.
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