The Science+ Campaign is our ambitious fundraising programme to ensure an innovative, inspirational and excellent learning environment for our pupils today and in the future.
We don’t just want a building; we want to build ground-breaking, aspirational, incredible facility that demonstrate our values as we continue to provide an outstanding education for our pupils. We also want to demonstrate our value in the community and create facilities that can be used by the whole Princethorpe Foundation, to help all our pupils to reach their own goals. By working together, and with the incredible support from our community, we are getting there!
The Science Centre will be an innovative £8m 10 laboratory Science facility. We hope that this spectacular building will be opened in 2023 and supported in part by philanthropists, charitable trusts, businesses and the wider Princethorpe community.
The building is being created in order to replace the current cramped and outdated laboratories currently used by the science department, which have been untouched for many years and are located in a building that isn’t conducive to modern scientific teaching. In 2018, the school launched a campaign to raise £1.5m help to build the Science Centre: an innovative ten laboratory, flagship science facility with flexible, independent study space and latest technology. The Science Centre plans were welcomed by a wide range of STEAM professionals as an important link between the classroom, workplace and university. The fundraising campaign so far has been broad and diverse, and has been supported by Old Princethorpians, Parents and past parents. People have so far given their support in many ways, whether through room sponsorship, special events or by joining one of several fundraising initiatives including buy a brick and the popular periodic table sponsorship scheme.
'The new Science Centre will provide a first-class teaching environment for pupils and the brand new, state-of-the art laboratories will inspire Princethorpe scientists for generations to come.’
Emma Cooper - Head of Science
We hope that the Science Centre will open its doors to Pupils in September 2023 and they will be able to study science in a warm, bright and contemporary science setting, which emulates university and commercial science facilities. The building will transform science teaching and learning, and give all Pupils wishing to study science at A level the opportunity to do so in a first class environment. The innovative building layout will allow for more independent study and greater collaboration between Pupils and with teachers outside of the classroom.
‘This new building is going to be dynamic and interesting, both inside and out – a place which will truly inspire innovation and learning’
Ed Hester – Headmaster
Please contact us if you are able to support the Science Centre, no matter how big or small. You can also find out more about leaving your mark on Princethorpe by sponsoring a Brick, Element in our Periodic Table display, or Paver here.
We continue to be extremely grateful to our donors and volunteers for your energy and commitment – THANK YOU!