Watford Grammar School for Boys (WBGS) celebrated the official opening of its new Sports Pavilion on 20 March 2015. The building was opened by Old Boy, John Taylor, the former Wales and British Lions rugby player.
The £1.2m facility is named after Ernest Scott Household, an Old Boy of the School who was an outstanding sportsman but who sadly died in the First World War. The opening ceremony was attended by several descendants of E.S. Household, School staff and others, including Richard Harrington MP and Councillor Rabi Martins. Demolition of the original 1960’s pavilion commenced last summer following successful bids to Sport England and the Government for the £1.2m funding necessary for the redevelopment of the facility. The Watford Fuller Foundation contributed to the project also. The Pavilion provides brand new state-of-the-art facilities for the School as well as its community sports partners. T The new two storey facility comprises of several changing rooms on the ground floor as well as a function room with a viewing gallery on the second floor. The new building also includes several environmental features. WBGS Acting Headmaster Mark Allchorn said “This is the final milestone in what has truly been a very exciting project for the School and our partners. We hope this new facility will become a hub for outdoor sports in the area ensuring the long term future of sport in Watford.”