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.

A surround area to the planned 3G pitch

Including pitch-side dugouts and facilities.

An additional astro turf pitch

To further improve the access to sport for all pupils, all year round.

Enhancements to the new prep school play space

The opportunity to express ourselves through creative play, is something we appreciate at any age. Having the space to explore games that depend on imagination, freedom and connectivity with others, is just as important as having access to state-of-the-art classrooms or well-designed study areas.

One Campus Plus recognises the need for dedicated places in which our pupils can learn and develop through play. It includes several enhancements to the new Prep School Play Space, making it an exceptional environment for our younger pupils encouraging strong relationships through social and physical activity.

Contemporary furniture and fittings

In particular for the world-class Sixth Form Centre and Music School. Whilst every effort will be made to transfer and re-use fixtures and fittings, we have an opportunity to style these new spaces with state-of-the-art IT and furnishings that suit the varied activities they will support.

Planting and landscaping

In external areas to enhance the established campus and create plenty of tranquil, themed green places and attractive courtyards.

Specially commissioned artwork

Wall artwork to complement the new buildings.

Project one campus

One Campus Plus is all about providing an extra level of benefits that promise an outstanding experience for all those who come here. From classrooms to courtyards, concert stages to clubhouses, we have a unique opportunity to make these facilities the very best they can be. The Campaign’s deliverables will enhance the new facilities which promise to deliver a united campus that will support the shared aims of all our schools and significantly enhance the quality of sports, music and drama facilities in the area.

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.

INVESTMENT

In all, these new facilities will require an investment of £41.25 million, funded by the Foundation’s existing cash reserves, structured debt, along with receipts from the sale of the existing King’s High site in the centre of Warwick:

£M
Cash Reserves 13.25
Sale of town centre site 8.00
Bank Debt, serviced from future surpluses 20.00
TOTAL 41.25

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.