About 21st Century Campus 

Dean Close has exciting plans for teaching and learning over the coming years. We have carefully considered what skills our leavers will need for the future and designed our vision for education around this. We want our pupils to see the links between subjects, learn to collaborate, and enjoy learning - for life. Alongside great teachers...innovative, well-designed, and inspiring facilities will be fundamental to this. 

The Academic Quad Redevelopment 

We have identified a key area where investment will bring vast benefits. The Academic Quad is central to school life. In its current state, this area is functional at best; it is out of step with our approach to teaching and learning. The plans for the Academic Quad redevelopment will create a space that encourages collaboration, contemplation, and performance. Classrooms that support 21st Century teaching and learning methods and opportunities for pupils and staff to collaborate outside of lessons. 

We want to create a new inspirational academic heart of the school.

The Journey

Phase 1 Complete - Day House Village

With the creation of the Day House Village in 2019, funded by the Foundation, we have completed an important element of the wider plan which allowed for further development at the heart of the school.

The two main aims were to: free up space for development at the centre of the school and to transform the day pupil experience. 

Phase 2 Complete - 1886 Centre (Academic Quad)

In September 2021, with the help of our community, we completed Phase 2, the redevelopment of the front corridor of the main school building.

This has created modern teaching and business environment that will encourage our pupils to develop business skills and confidence as well as facilitate a truly inspirational and outwards looking approach to the teaching of Maths, Business and Economics. 



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Other Ways to Give 

You can find out about other ways to give to the Foundation Awards, such as making a major gift, leaving a Legacy. 

More ways to give

Alternatively, please contact Development Manager, Frankie Burgess for more information.