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Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Retiring Captain Nick Fairclough of Bolton School Boys' Division Sixth Form and new Head Girl, Heather Harrison, of the Girls' Division Sixth Form "cut the first sod" as work began on the construction of a new £7m Sixth Form Centre in the heart of the Bolton School campus.
Staff from across the campus gathered to watch the symbolic cutting of the turf on the last day of term. Work will now begin in earnest for G & J Seddon on the new centre, designed by Cassidy and Ashton. The state-of-the-art centre will take a year to complete and will be ready for Sixth Formers in September 2013.
The new centre will be shared by over 400 girls and boys and will include an ICT suite, seminar rooms for project work and tutorial sessions, quiet study areas, a common room, a refectory café area, exhibition space and the main school reception. Students will continue to receive single sex lessons and will thus benefit from the best of both worlds.
The building of the Sixth Form Centre marks the final stage in a building programme which has seen the construction of a new Infant School, a new Junior Girls' School and a refurbishment and extension of the Junior Boys' School.
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