Westbourne School £3m Junior School expansion starts this Summer
Work begins this summer on a major £3 million redevelopment project for Sheffield’s Westbourne School. This construction project will see the creation of a large two storey building, encorporating a sports and performing arts facility gymnasium and three classrooms. There will also be new changing rooms, a new main entrance and glass fronted reception, as well as office space, toilets, circulation space, a new covered playground and internal alterations to the existing buildings.
One of the main features of the project will be new classrooms for our early years learning and enhanced facilities that will provide a free flow between the indoor and outdoor play areas.
The building will replace the existing Junior School Hall, with a fresh access from Ashdell Road, meaning the new facilities will also be more suitable for private hire.
The project reflects Westbourne’s successful and sustained growth in recent years.
The school now has 383 pupils ranging from pre-school age to Year 11, with more than 50 members of staff.
“We are delighted that following the delays caused by the pandemic, work on our new building can finally get under way,” said Headmaster John Hicks.
“as the only academically non-selective independent school we are delighted that our reputation continues to grow and this is reflected in our decision to go ahead with this important new project.
“Our aim is to enhance the learning space for the children who are already with us and also to create something that will prove attractive to new pupils and their families.
“Although we are very much at the heart of Broomhill, careful and thoughtful design has created a space that sits comfortably within the existing site and is
also sympathetic to our acclaimed Forest School learning space.
“The new building will lend itself to the needs of all our pupils, ensuring that they have the space and the facilities they need to fulfil their individual
We are receiving record numbers of enquiries from families in Sheffield, the Peak District and further afield and this new development will, we believe, make
Westbourne even more attractive, giving us the space to develop our central policy of small classes and personal support for every pupil.”