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  • 920

    • school places created

  • 520

    seater auditorium

  • 2

    new state-of-the art sports and performing arts blocks

Delivering state of the art education facilities on the premises of a former Willmott Dixon office



HIGHLIGHTS

  • The redevelopment of a former Willmott Dixon office into a state-of-the-art education facility
  • New sports facilities, including a sports hall and activity studio
  • 520 seater auditorium
  • Completes Cobham Free School’s ambition to an all-through school after many years in temporary accommodation

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Handed over in time for the return to school on the 8 March 2021 after the UK’s third national lockdown, our team in London and South have completed the transition of their former office at Munro House into Cobham Free School.

The school, which has experienced many years in temporary accommodation, will now benefit from two smart, new state-of-the art sports and performing arts blocks, comprising: sports hall, activities studio, dining hall, recital room and a magnificent 520 seater auditorium, fully equipped with professional sound and lighting systems.

The buildings, which have been constructed to a high specification will serve 920 pupils aged 7 to 18 (the infant department, 4 to 7 year olds will remain at the school’s Old Police Station site), ending a ten year journey to bring an all-through school to the Cobham community.

The high quality performing arts and sports facilities will enhance opportunities for creativity, well-being and mental health at a time when these are much needed given the impact of the pandemic.

Michaela Khatib, Executive Head/Proposer stated:

"We are delighted with our new facilities and would like to express our gratitude to the contractors, Willmott Dixon, the Department for Education and everyone involved in the project who has helped bring our vision for an all-through school to fruition.
The new buildings are extremely impressive and have exceeded our expectations. They will enable us to deliver high quality sports and music provision, both regarded as central parts of our offer."

Howard Morris, Chair of Governors/Proposer stated:

"The state-of-the-art facilities will serve generations of children to come and we are grateful to the Department for Education for enabling our vision to become a reality and to Willmott Dixon for working through the pandemic to complete our build programme in time for our students’ return to school."

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