9th Dec, 2016

£2.2million improvement project at KES given the go-ahead

Stratford Editorial 8th Apr, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A £2.2 MILLION project to improve Shakespeare’s old school has been given the go-ahead.

KES will be able to make significant improvements to its buildings thanks to funding from the government’s Condition Improvement Fund.

The cash windfall will help pay for the construction of a building which will house a suite of Computing/IT rooms, a new library and Sixth Form Study area and four additional teaching rooms.

It will also allow the school to create two new laboratories in its Dyson Science Building.

A second successful bid to the Wolfson Foundation means the school will also be able to implement its plans to establish a new state-of-the-art design studio.

Headmaster Bennet Carr said “I am pleased the government is also investing in outstanding schools so we can continue to offer the best possible education to our students.

“This year we have had more than 350 applications to join our Sixth Form and, while we have tried to accommodate as many as we can through leasing office space, this project will ensure that our students will benefit from bespoke Sixth Form accommodation and have full access to 21st century facilities in Science, Computing and Technology.”

The new facilities will be ready for use by students in September 2017.