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BRIGHT FUTURE: School’s huge Sixth Form plans move forward

 Published on: 1st February 2020   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

Berkhamsted School’s plans for a pricey new Sixth Form Centre on its Castle Campus are swiftly moving forward.

The school’s design team held two public consultation events last month to share their thinking behind the multi-million pound Sixth Form and will present detailed design proposals at a second round of consultation in March 2020.

The school wants to remove a number of already existing buildings on its Castle Campus, Castle Street, none of which are Listed. The school believes that the campus, which was originally completed in 1500’s, is outdated. 

Principal Richard Backhouse said: “Looking to the future it is important for the School to address the shortcomings of our existing facilities. This is particularly true with regard to our Sixth Form provision, which needs to be enhanced to provide the best possible environment for our students to not only learn, thrive and excel but one that will equip them for their future.

“We are delighted to be surrounded by a thriving community of neighbours, amenity groups and partner schools. Over the coming months we hope to meet and talk about our vision for a new Sixth Form centre on our Castle Campus.

 “We are determined to ensure our vision responds to Berkhamsted’s historical context. As a significant landowner in Berkhamsted we understand the importance of our proposals making a positive contribution to the area.”

The school hopes to have the project complete by August 2022. To see the plans, go to berkhamsted.com/newsixth/

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