Two years after the construction project began and ten years after the idea was conceived, the Headmaster was delighted to declare the St Andrew’s Study Centre open. The occasion was marked with a ribboncutting attended by figures pivotal to the successful delivery of the project; architects, building contractors and our early key supporters.

In his welcoming address, the Headmaster praised the team, led by Julia Bond, Capital Programme Manager, who have worked so hard to deliver this project on time, and under budget, and thanked all involved for the part they have played in this transformative initiative. He also quoted Winston Churchill in saying ‘We shape our buildings and thereafter they shape us,’ encouraging the SixthForm pupils also gathered to make the most St Andrew’s, before inviting them into their new study space.


It is easy to focus here, being so light and quiet and there are so many different spaces and places to work. We are going to be in here a lot over the next few weeks!

Penny (M) and Jazzy (I)

I knew that St Andrew’s was going to be an impressive space, but the reality is even more special than I had envisaged; it has a pleasing unity and flow and will be a great study space.

Chris Bake (F 77-82)

It is a landmark moment for the College, it is a big statement to deliver a project of this complexity that will benefit the College for the long term.

Tom Beardmore-Gray, Warden


It has been a unique project to work on and it is wonderful to see the pupils using the space, to see how respectful they are of the space and the opportunity that it offers them.

Julia bond, capital programme manager