We have started a multi-million pound investment in our boarding houses and classroom facilities with the first stage of development to be completed by September.
The redevelopment project will see an overhaul of the boarding houses to create the latest in modern, architecturally designed, home from home accommodation for our pupils.
The project aims to bring a new leading-edge model of family friendly boarding to Giggleswick with open plan living, kitchen, social and study areas for everyone, including day pupils and boarders, and brand new single and double accommodation.
Work has now started over the summer holidays with the refurbishment of Nowell House, one of our seven boarding houses and should be completed over the summer, ready for pupils starting back at school in September. The programme will continue to roll through other boarding houses in subsequent years. Each house will be transformed with new light, modern living spaces on the inside whilst retaining the architectural heritage of the building externally.
Headteacher, Mark Turnbull, said “Boarding is central to life and learning at Giggleswick and our new facilities are a statement of the ambition for the school.
Boarding must adapt to modern demands and we have reviewed our provision to ensure the highest standards of facilities that provides the best family-friendly experience for the children.”
Also in the planning is a dedicated new build upper sixth form house, designed to provide bespoke facilities for more independent living and working, preparing each student for life beyond Giggleswick.
Mr Turnbull added “It is an exciting time for the School and as well as investing in our facilities we are committed to making Giggleswick accessible and affordable for as many young people as we can. Our broad, values-based education focused upon the needs of each individual is more important today than it has ever been. What these developments show is what sets Giggleswick apart: we endeavour to put the needs and happiness of each child at the heart of what we do, so that boarding, just like all learning, can be great fun.”