King’s High – The dawning of a new era for a ‘best of both worlds education’
The Warwick Independent School Foundation, comprising Warwick Prep, Warwick School and King’s High, Warwick, is heralding a new era for the future of the schools, and in particular King’s High, by relocating the School and Sixth Form Centre, from the Warwick location it’s had since 1879.
The move, which will take three years to complete, will see the creation of world class facilities with a new main state of the art school building, a new shared music building, and a new Sixth Form Centre, all fully equipped with the latest technology. There are also plans for improvements and extension to the Sports Centre, as well as new and improved all weather pitches, with the boys and girls sharing one ‘campus’ for the first time in the foundation’s history.
Richard Nicholson, Head Master of King’s High School, explains why the move is important for the Sixth Formers:
“For our year 12 and 13 girls, the Sixth Form is the final step before their first steps towards full independence, whether that be via the UCAS route into University, the world of apprenticeships or whatever path they choose. Although our girls have a great blended experience with the boys’ school currently, moving into one campus will further enhance the opportunity to experience a coeducational environment outside of the single gender classroom, giving both the boys and girls the opportunity to socialise, learn from and interact with the each other”
Within a national trend of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) still being dominated by boys, Mr Nicholson also explains why a single gender approach to classroom education is key to the success of King’s High Sixth Formers:
“With a shortage of female scientists out there in the world, it’s vital we can continue to foster an environment whereby young women feel confident and able to explore subjects once and still considered a male domain. With 79% of King’s High studying STEM subjects, we have bucked the trend here with these subjects being studied well above the national average, proving the King’s High approach works”. He continues “It is also vitally important we continue to provide the environment and technology to enable our girls to continue to achieve their best well into the future, and that’s exactly what we’re doing with the campus move, future proofing our school and the readiness for university and the workplace within STEM/STEAM subjects for generations of King’s High girls to come”.
The completion Of Project One Campus, which is considered one of the biggest school campus projects of its kind is being undertaken by contractors while Nicholas Hare Architects, London, have undertaken the master planning and design work is scheduled for September 2019 and September 2020. For more information on this visit www.projectonecampus.co.uk or email: firstname.lastname@example.org