St Dunstan’s College pupils and staff have moved into a new development consisting of the most significant additions to the school site since its foundation in 1888.
The £25m development at the south-east London independent school includes a new junior school building, STEM centre (pictured above) and sixth form centre.
The facilities opened to pupils and staff in April. Headmaster Nicholas Hewlett said: “It was delightful to see the beaming faces of our pupils as they entered such inspirational new buildings.
“I do not think the significance was lost on any of them; such a monumental moment in our history has been greeted by our whole community with palpable joy and a real sense of pride both in what we have achieved to get to this point, as well as what the future holds for St Dunstan’s.”
The junior school building has three floors of classrooms and an outside space with a multi-use games area. The sixth form centre has a new café providing students with a selection of treats and drinks.
Designed by Bond Bryan and constructed by Willmott Dixon, the new development is adjacent to the headmaster’s house, which is now the entrance to the junior school. The junior school is connected to the STEM and sixth form centres by a glass atrium, which looks out onto the school fields and wellness centre.
St Dunstan’s bursar, Clair Wilkins, added: “This project has been a significant part of our lives for the past four years. Seeing the building come alive with hundreds of excited and curious young people makes all the hard work worth it. It is great to have facilities that match the high expectations of our pupils, and I am really looking forward to watching them learn in these new inspirational environments.”
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