At Blackheath High School we are committed to investing in the physical environment of our school, to create the best possible surroundings for our students to develop and reach their full potential and so we are delighted that Phase 1 of our school redevelopment project, the refurbishment of Westcombe House, the original part of our Senior School building, is now complete.
The refurbishment has been designed to inspire a mature, pre-university atmosphere and create a contemporary study environment for our Sixth Form students. The refurbishment has created a very modern and stylish Common Room with new, kitchen and dining area, lounge area and locker area.
Dedicated study areas have been designed, together with both large and small teaching rooms to accommodate various groups – all of which incorporate innovative ICT, including interactive projectors and Apple TVs.
Students are delighted with their new learning space and welcomed Helen Fraser, Chief Executive of the Girls Day School Trust to officially open Westcombe House on Thursday 7th July.
Phase 2 of the project begins over the summer holidays and will comprise:
The construction of a new Art/DT/Music wing to replace the current building
The construction of a new, three storey main entrance building and exhibition spacebetween the Dance Studio and the current Main Entrance Building.
Building a new Learning Resources Centre, which will be sunk into a new lower ground floor created under the present site.
A larger changing area for P.E.
Therefore, during 2017, Westcombe House will be revisited for builders to knock through into the new building at each level and, finally, in 2018, the finishing touches of a dedicated Sixth Form Library and further study areas will be established, culminating in a state-of-the-art, dedicated Sixth Form Centre to reflect the innovative, excellent standard of education students receive.