“Our aim is to provide first class facilities which an excellent school like ours deserves and so enable pupils to fulfil their potential, wherever it lies” – Governor
In recent years, we have vastly improved our facilities at Winterfold and continue to do so.
In 2010, we completed a brand new classroom block with eight classrooms, Science labs, Art and CDT rooms. The new facility has been named The Fletcher Building in honour of Mr David Fletcher, Chairman of Governors 2003-2009. It was officially opened by Marchioness Hertford in June 2011. The Fletcher Building has given us increased classroom space and has meant that other areas of school have been developed accordingly. New classrooms have been created for Year 2 and Kindergarten 1, whilst three conservatory classrooms have been turned into two large rooms for Year 4.
A new Performing Arts Centre was completed in August 2011 and was officially opened by HRH The Earl of Wessex in December 2011. We are very grateful to everyone who contributed to the appeal which has enabled us to build this first class facility for Music, Drama and Dance.
In 2016, we built a new Adventure Playground with equipment to thrill and challenge all levels of skill.
In November 2018, we opened a full size, all weather, floodlit AstroTurf pitch and a separate, floodlit multi-use games area with two tennis/netball courts. The specialist synthetic ‘Evo Pro’ sports surface is an ideal turf for multi-sport facilities, suitable for a number of sports, including recreational football and hockey. This floodlit, synthetic surface extends the playing hours available during the winter months when grass pitches may otherwise be unplayable.
The School has recently applied for planning permission to rebuild The Woodhouse Nursery and provide the highest quality and most up to date facilities. We will still retain the charm and atmosphere of the current Nursery and will ensure it offers a child-friendly design with everything being located on a ground floor level.
The plans are to provide three spacious rooms: one for the Babies; one for the Tweenies and one for the Toddlers. Additional facilities will include a milk room, sleep areas, covered play spaces, a staff-room, Nursery Manager’s office, sensory room, wet play area, kitchen and dining space.
This is a wonderful development for the School. Below is the Architect’s Drawing and link to the plan of the finished building, which reflects how it will continue to be an outstanding Nursery, as well as environmentally friendly.