What are the project timings?
Phase 1 of Project One Campus was completed ready for the start of term in September 2019.
- King’s High School main building opened
- Shared Sixth Form Centre for Warwick School and King’s High opened
- King’s High’s Sports Centre, Art & Technology building opened
Phase 2 is due for completion in Easter 2020:
- Music School for King’s High and Warwick Prep opens
- Prep Play Space opens
how will project one campus benefit our pupils?
- A wide range of creatively-designed, state-of-the-art facilities for King’s High in their new main school building, sports and technology ‘wrap around’, and the new shared Music School with Warwick Prep.
- Whilst teaching remains single sex from the age of 7 there are far more opportunities for collaboration between our pupils now. This includes the joint programme of Friday Afternoon Activity across Warwick School and King’s High for students in Year 9 and above, including CCF, BBC School Report, Community Sports Leadership Award and many more activities
- Greater convenience and improved logistics for our pupils, staff and parents of being on one site with safe and efficient traffic systems.
- The shared Sixth Form Centre provides space for private study for both boys and girls, and opportunities to socialise together.
- The new sports facilities and flood-lit all-weather pitch significantly improve our ability to train and host fixtures, particularly in the evenings and during periods of bad weather.
What IS HAPPENING to the current King's High School site?
The 2.4 acre site of King’s High School in Warwick was sold by the Warwick Independent Schools Foundation to Wake Green (Warwick) Limited.
The site was home to the school since 1879 and was vacated during the summer of 2019.
Leading Midlands law firm Wright Hassall’s expertise across a range of legal services for the education sector helped the Foundation access a £20 million development finance package from HSBC to create a new campus for King’s High School on the Foundation’s Myton Road site. The firm subsequently acted for the Foundation on the sale of the historic King’s High School site.
Simon Jones, Foundation Secretary of the Warwick Independent Schools Foundation, said: “We are delighted to have completed the sale of the King’s High School site and would like to thank all of those involved for making this happen.
“Our work to create a new campus is a real milestone in our history.”
Alison Pearce, an education real estate specialist at Wright Hassall, said: “As a firm, we enjoy a very strong relationship with the Warwick Independent Schools Foundation and we have been delighted to work with them every step of the way during this historic transition.”
Richard Hardy of Chartered Surveyors, Bromwich Hardy, acted for the Foundation and explained: “The School site is one of the largest development sites ever to be sold in Warwick and, because of the wide range in ages of the buildings, dating from the 16th to the 21st century, presented something of a marketing challenge.
“However, the end result exceeded all expectations and we are very pleased to have been involved in assisting the Foundation to achieve their target of selling the school site prior to the move to Myton Road.”
Legal firm Gateley Plc acted for Wake Green (Warwick) Limited.
How will the flow of traffic be easeD to the site?
Parking will be relocated and extended in order to provide around 500 spaces with appropriate pick-up and drop-off areas for parents and buses.
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