We are delighted to announce that Spelthorne Borough Council have approved our plans for an ambitious new building on our school site and the Governing Body have therefore given approval for the scheme which will be at the centre of the School’s Centenary plans in the forthcoming academic year.
It is a source of great pride that sees us name this building in honour of our Chair of Governors, Mr Ken Woodward. Ken has served as a Governor for twenty years and has led the School successfully as Chairman for the last eight years. His son attended Halliford School, and Ken has always sought to give so much back to the school community and so it now seems entirely fitting to name this building in recognition of all he has done and continues to do to secure the future of Halliford School. It is especially significant for Ken as the building will be placed at the rear of our Sports Hall and will look over Ken’s treasured allotment site.
The Woodward Building will enable us to create a vibrant new Learning Resource Centre on the ground floor, which will offer our students the very latest in collaborative working spaces and superb Library facilities. Above this and overlooking our sports field will be six bright and spacious new classrooms and associated staff offices. The building will also house some much-needed further washroom facilities for the School.
The building will be constructed using the latest modular techniques, and so it will be built in a relatively short time frame for a building of this size and scale. Work will commence mid-May, and the building is due to be opened as the School returns from the October half-term break. To keep disruption to the School and our local residents to a minimum, the main sections of work will take place during the May half-term and the Summer holidays. We are extremely excited about the opportunities this amazing space will offer to our students and the space it will free up across the site for future projects.