New extension grand opening
September 2010 marks the start of new beginnings at Leicester High School, as the school celebrates the grand opening of its £3.7 million science and design extension with an initial week of festivities. The school is very proud to be investing in the future. LHS is at the forefront of providing a first class education that makes learning exciting and relevant to young minds in the 21st century.
Visitors will be able to tour the six new state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting prep rooms, the new open-plan art and design studio, a specialist computerised modern languages base, as well as the 5 new teaching rooms which seamlessly join onto the food studies suite and drama studio, both remodelled in 2009. The entire extension circles a brand new courtyard garden, complete with wildlife pond haven and kitchen garden.
Science and modern languages are particular strengths of the school’s curriculum and vital subjects to ensure future generations are fully equipped to compete within the global workplace. Headmistress Julia Burns said: “Key subjects such as science and languages need to be taught in exciting and relevant ways if we are to reverse the national decline of young people pursuing specialised subjects such as biology, chemistry, physics, and modern languages.” The facilities will offer girls in both the Junior Department and Senior School the best possible facilities in which to grow and learn, as well as providing our community partners with greater opportunities to work with us. Genetics expert Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys from Leicester University will visit school on Tuesday 7 September to talk to the girls and help launch the start of this exciting new chapter in the life of LHS.
The new extension has been built with the environment in mind to reflect Leicester High School’s commitment to sustainability and the desire to reduce its carbon footprint. This hugely impressive project will undoubtedly enhance the learning environment at LHS. All rooms are networked and a significant investment has been made in ICT infrastructure throughout the twostorey building.
Leicester High School actively promotes a strong and very positive sense of community; classes are small, and pastoral care outstanding. The girls flourish because they can develop their full potential and acquire the skills to turn them into confident, articulate young women ready to meet the challenges of the future.
If you would like to visit our friendly and close-knit community to learn more of what we can offer, and see the exciting
new extension, see our website www.leicesterhigh.co.uk