Perrot Court


A NEW LANDMARK MOMENT 


There have been a number of landmark moments in the lifetime of the College; self-evidently the most important is its foundation in 1563 with the grant of the original site.

457 years on, we are at another landmark in the life of the College. A combination of student numbers, a wider and more sophisticated curriculum, and the important trend towards independent learning have all contributed towards what is a vital need for more space.

The opportunity to purchase the adjacent building, currently occupied by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) will allow us to substantially enhance the facilities at the College at a relatively affordable price, to ensure that Elizabeth College is able to fully support the educational demands of current and future pupils.

The new building will give a 40% increase in floor space and, most importantly, the opportunity to create large, open spaces for a multitude of uses; something which has been impossible in the constrained environs of a historic College main building and site originally intended for 150 pupils.

CHANCE OF A LIFETIME – PERROT COURT VIDEO 


Elizabeth College is delighted to have been able to purchase the building currently known as Canada Court from RBC, and we will be paying tribute to OE Roger Perrot (5450) by naming this section of the College, Perrot Court.

RBC will continue to occupy the building until July 2020 when we hope conversion work will commence to create a new Sixth Form Centre, Library and Learning Hub, classrooms and a new Reception. 


NEW FACILITIES 


Plans include not only the creation of new, enhanced facilities within Perrot Court, but also the re-purposing of the College’s existing buildings to ensure that the entire enlarged site is used in the most effective way and with the biggest possible benefits to our students and their educational needs.

While the scale, complexity and cost of this mean that it is likely to be five to seven years before the vision is fully realised, there are some substantial quick-wins which can be achieved by a phased occupation of Perrot Court.

    Plans are still being developed on how to make the optimum use of all buildings on our extended site and expert input is coming from specialist architects, as well as from staff and students. We anticipate that there will be significant benefits delivered to students and the College as a whole including:

    • Extensive Library and study facilities in an updated and a well-equipped Resource Centre with student attainment and achievement support which including access to careers guidance and learning support.
    • An enhanced Sixth Form Centre to accommodate the growing numbers of Sixth Form students, including Ladies College girls through our Sixth Form partnership.
    • New appropriately sized classrooms to improve teaching facilities for all of our students.
    • An enlarged Music Department to accommodate individuals, and small and large groups.
    • Specialist Classrooms to extend curriculum opportunities not currently possible such as a Food Technology Suite and Weights and Conditioning room.
    • A multi-functional Theatre space providing facilities for both Upper and Junior School drama productions, the drama curriculum, music performances and community groups.
    • Refurbishment and re modelling of facilities for Art, Modern Foreign Languages, Humanities and English.
    • Relocation and extension of the CCF facilities and storage.
    • A car-free space in front of the Main College building supplementing the extremely well used hard court area and to free up space for students to run around and let off steam, eat their lunches and socialise.
    • An improved Reception area including a waiting area and meeting rooms for confidential discussions.