Head thrilled at planning consent for Sciences and Arts centre
Planning has been granted for a combined Music, Science and Technology centre at Priors Field, to be created as an extension on the site of the existing Music centre.
At a time when schools nationally are facing pressure to cut creative and performing arts, Priors Field is reinforcing the importance of these subjects in the broad, balanced education it provides. 40% of its pupils take individual instrumental lessons, enabling them to play in school concerts and bands: this planning consent will provide for 8 new practice rooms, theory classrooms, a recording studio and an 80 seat, fully acoustic recital hall.
Growth in the demand to study science subjects at both GCSE and A Level at Priors Field bucks the national trend, which reflects a decline among girls taking Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. This new teaching centre will enhance existing facilities in these areas.
Head Julie Roseblade commented, We are absolutely thrilled. This new building will make a significant difference and will support our ambition to provide the best possible teaching and learning environment for our girls and staff.
Sixth Formers at the school have been winners at the University of Surreys Best Sixth Form Chemist of the Year event for seven consecutive years and go on to a wide range of top universities, including Oxbridge, to study courses as varied as medicine, philosophy, law and music.
To tour Priors Field, join our open day on Friday 1 May, 10.30am to 12.30pm or call Admissions on 01483 810551 to arrange an individual visit.Published: April 23 2015