Café, terraces, gardens and study areas: the new building is a wonderful place for senior girls to feel they own, a place that teems with laughter, collaboration and ideas. A welcome opportunity to open up space for the whole community to expand and breathe: Will le Fleming, Deputy Head, Director of Senior School.

The Garden Building opens

We were excited and delighted to move into the new Garden Building.  The senior girls are now enjoying the new senior school common room, café, quiet study area, careers suite and associated social spaces.

The history and geography departments have moved into their new classrooms ensuring that every student can enjoy the new building.

The wonderful, spacious, light-filled building was designed by John McAslan + Partners and is completed with natural materials including stone, glass and bronze to complement Gerald Horsley’s main school building.  The Garden Building provides everything we had hoped for and much improves the use of space across the school site.

The Garden Building will be formally opened in September and we look forward to inviting our many generous donors to the opening and to thanking them personally.

Of special note are the Quad Lawn, the Senior School Common Room (above), seven Garden Rooms (below), the Senior School Courtyard Garden, the History classroom and 114 stones set in the new landscaping and named by St Paul’s families and alumnae.

The Pavilion and Courts

The new sports Pavilion on the field is also well used and will be opened officially by Old Paulina and Olympic silver medallist, Zoe De Toledo in July. We now have two large light and airy indoor activity spaces together with a wonderful viewing balcony on the first floor overlooking the courts and the lacrosse and athletics pitches.

The sports facilities provide four new netball courts benefitting from sports-specific surfaces and sunken posts which double-up as give tennis courts for the summer. The lacrosse and athletics facilities on the Field continue as before.