Development

New Science Laboratories

Thank you for your generous support.

The doors of our new science laboratories opened at the start of 2014, with senior and preparatory school pupils taking full advantage of the enhanced facilities.

As part of the project an additional laboratory was created. This allows further hands on science teaching, and reflects the increased curriculum time for science.

We are continuing to increase the profile of science and engineering across the school through the introduction of coding and engineering to the preparatory school; and the CREST science, technology, engineering and mathematics awards to the senior school. We will also continue with our annual women in engineering day  supported by the Women’s Engineering Society.

Local Community

The new facilities will enhance our existing gifted and talented science outreach programme with three local primary schools.

We have created a lecture series – when inspirational scientists visit and speak to both our pupils and the wider community. 2014/2015 saw visits from three of our patrons  Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell FRS, FRAS, Raj Long and Jessica Leigh Jones.

In 2016/17 the school has been delighted to welcome back ex-pupil Alicia Ford (nee Cunningham) who gave a compelling presentation on life in the Civil Service Fast Stream and to forge auspicious links with Symantec via CTO Darren Thomson. Both Alicia and Darren have kindly consented to mentor several of our sixth formers in their field of expertise, respectively, Politics and IT Engineering.

The last academic year has seen many changes to the school fabric including a new food technology laboratory, two new classrooms for our preparatory school, floodlit hard courts and an overhaul of the IT infrastructure; further supporting our pupils in our mission to enable them to become  ‘the best that they can be’.

Thank you again to all of our supporters.

For further information regarding the school’s development programme please contact Mrs Harriet Langdale, Director of Communications and Development on 01420 82070 or email hlangdale@altonconvent.org.uk

Development Brochure 2016

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