In 2011, the School completed a development programme to significantly improve accommodation.

Making an investment of £3.5 million the build has created a state-of-the-art Sixth Form area, a new Library and a fitness suite. Sixth Form students are benefiting from more leisure and study space - including a balcony terrace to the rear - and improvements to Library accommodation and facilities, plus a new dance/fitness studio which all senior pupils are able to enjoy.

Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress, said the improvements were a reflection of the needs of the school's pupils.

"We have added five new specialist classrooms in the Sixth Form Centre to enhance the teaching of the increasing number of subjects we now offer at AS and A2 Level. The general study area has also been extended and significantly upgraded, to provide a wireless network, laptop computers and interactive white boards.

"The new library is now almost double its original size with dedicated research and fiction sections as well as a fully equipped ICT suite," she said.

Pupils were involved in a number of initiatives to mark the milestones of the year-long project including a balloon release attended by BBC news anchorman Nick Owen and the burial of a time capsule.

This major project is the most recent in a schedule of improvements over recent years which have included a new swimming pool, a state-of-the-art ICT suite in the Preparatory School and a multi-million pound Octagon performance space, demonstrating the School's commitment to continually improving facilities for pupils.