An additional image of the Halliford School, front facing the building
Exterior of the Halliford School building

The Woodward Building

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.

You can keep track of our progress by day by clicking the links below.

FROM DAY 3 – 12th May 2021

We had the pleasure of welcoming our Governors to school today for our Groundbreaking Ceremony as Mr Ken Woodward, our Chair of Governors, and his wife, marked the first day of construction of our new Woodward Building. They joined us for tea and cake afterwards accompanied by our Deputy Chairman, Mr Colin Squire and Mr Mike Crosby.

TO DAY 15 – 2nd June 2021

Day 15 of our build sees Darwin Group starting the installation of 27 modules to create our new Woodward Building.

Day 1 - 10th May 2021

DAY 1 – 10th May 2021

We welcomed our contactors, Darwin Group Limited, to Halliford as they started the preparation work for the build by delivering their site offices.

Day 2 - 11th May 2021

DAY 2 – 11th May 2021

The fencing around the site was erected today to ensure our students are kept well away from the building work.

DAY 3 - 12th May 2021

DAY 3 – 12th May 2021

We had the pleasure of welcoming our Governors to school today for our Groundbreaking Ceremony as Mr Ken Woodward, our Chair of Governors, and his wife, marked the first day of construction of our new Woodward Building. They joined us for tea and cake afterwards accompanied by our Deputy Chairman, Mr Colin Squire and Mr Mike Crosby.

DAY 4 - 17th May 2021

DAY 4 – 17th May 2021

Today the contractors started by removing the grass and top soil to prepare to lay the foundations.

DAY 5 - 18th May 2021

DAY 5 – 18th May 2021

The mound gets bigger!

DAY 6 - 19th May 2021

DAY 6 – 19th May 2021

The grid lines are being marked out for the pad foundations.

DAY 7 - 20th May 2021

DAY 7 – 20th May 2021

The grab lorry is removing the mound of earth.

DAY 8 - 21st May 2021

DAY 8 – 21st May 2021

Day 8 of our build and the contractors have poured 20 cubic metres of concrete for the pad foundations, and removed three more loads of soil.

DAY 9 - 24th May 2021

DAY 9 – 24th May 2021

More concrete is poured, and the digging continues with a very moody sky in the background.

DAY 10 - 25th May 2021

DAY 10 – 25th May 2021

Day 10 of our build and we have two grab lorries on site today making good progress.

DAY 11 - 26th May 2021

DAY 11 – 26th May 2021

Work continues apace.

DAY 12 - 27th May 2021

DAY 12 – 27th May 2021

A flurry of activity today as the substructure works continue.

DAY 13 - 28th May 2021

DAY 13 – 28th May 2021

 

Day 15 - 2nd June 2021

DAY 15 – 2nd June 2021

Day 15 of our build sees Darwin Group starting the installation of 27 modules to create our new Woodward Building.

 

Day 18 - 7th June 2021

DAY 18 – 7th June 2021

We have had some serious progress with our build over half term. 27 modules have been craned into position.

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