A CAMPAIGN TO RAISE £4 MILLION
The £41.25 million building programme to create a single, outstanding campus for our family of schools is the largest capital investment that the Foundation has made in new facilities.
One Campus Plus is a campaign to raise a further £4 million, enabling us to maximise the potential of the new site and ensure that the project delivers our highest aspirations for a truly exceptional environment in which to learn, work and play.
A new sports pavillion
With views across the playing fields, the new 3G pitch and the existing all-weather pitches. This building would be used by all, but also provide modern changing facilities for our home and visiting teams. We have always planned to refurbish the current outfield pavilion, and one day to completely rebuild it. However, with support through the One Campus Plus campaign, we would be able to bring forward the plans for a new Pavilion as a part of the current building programme, alleviating future disruption and utilising the funds earmarked for the refurbishment to help meet the costs of the new build.
Undercover sports facilities
Increased to 7,500m2, by constructing a Canopy to cover the six tennis and two netball courts. This will improve access and wider use of the sports facilities for all, but especially our junior pupils.
Specially commissioned artwork
Wall artwork to complement the new buildings.
The benefits of bringing the Foundation family of Schools together are extensive. They represent our commitment to enhancing the educational experience of all our pupils and generating positive outcomes for the wider Warwick community.
The new King’s High educational buildings provide a stunning new home for single-sex teaching and extensive extra-curricular collaboration. The new school will also include a dedicated Innovation Centre.
The building project includes:
A new Sixth Form Centre for King’s High and Warwick School, where teaching remains separate, but curriculum enrichment and social activities can be shared.
A purpose-built, high-tech Music School for King’s High and Warwick Preparatory Schools, including practice rooms and performance spaces. Improvements to the Bridge Sports Centre, grass pitches and nearby landscaping. 3G pitch and netball / tennis courts.
A new, purpose-built play space for the Prep School.
Increased parking facilities and enhanced traffic management.
The Governors are ever mindful of the affordability of school fees and have worked hard to maintain a level which is considerably lower than comparable benchmarked schools nationally. Two-thirds of the school fee is spent directly on teaching and welfare costs, with the balance meeting the expense of maintaining premises, administration, finance, etc. A small fraction of the school fee remains available to be invested in new buildings and facilities.
Thanks to the generosity of parents and alumni, this modest fee surplus has been supplemented with tax-effective gifts enabling projects such as the Creative Arts Centre at King’s High, or the Science Centre and Warwick Hall at Warwick School. In addition, generous gifts have been received to grow the highly successful bursary fund. In all, this purposeful and focused philanthropic response has been a major contributor to the array of opportunities provided across the Foundation today.