There have been a number of recent building initiatives at QEH:
New Geography Suite
Three new geography rooms - all equipped with the latest in technology – were opened at the start of 2009. These replaced the area formerly occupied by the old Sixth Form Centre.
New £1.5 million Sixth Form Centre
The Sixth Form students have settled in to their state of the art Sixth Form Centre
The layout of the £1.5 million project provides a three storey extension to the school’s grade II-listed main block and the conversion of existing space to provide facilities at the heart of the Senior School.
Designed and project managed by GSS Architecture, a leading regional practice with offices in Bristol and in the Midlands, a conscious effort has been made to promote sustainability and to create an exciting and modern addition which complements and enhances the existing historic building. The construction work was undertaken by Yate-based E.R. Hemmings.
- Headmaster, Mr Stephen Holliday, said: “We are very excited about this project which gives our Sixth Form fantastic facilities at the heart of the school – we might be one of Bristol’s oldest schools but we constantly look to the future.”
New Junior School
The School, after a £500,000 refurbishment of some of its fine Georgian buildings in Upper Berkeley Place, opened the new QEH Junior School in September 2007.
The Junior School is undergoing further expansion of numbers and facilities in 2011/12.
New Fields at Failand - 23-acres of them!
Agricultural fields were purchased at Failand, adjoining the current sports ground and, in partnership with Bristol City Football Club, a £1 million project has recently been completed to develop them into first-class football pitches. The facility provides the base for BCFC 1st XI team training and The BCFC Academy.
These are some of the new, and forthcoming, projects for current and future boys at the School.