Perrot Court


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, Perrot Court previously 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.


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

Please enjoy the below video from educational specialist architects, Levitt Bernstein, of a walk through of the Perrot Court redevelopment.


The College's medium term development plans  include not only the creation of exciting new facilities within Perrot Court, but also the re-purposing of the College's existing buildings to ensure that the newly 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 have been developed on how to make the optimum use of all buildings on our extended site and expert input has come from specialist architects, as well as from staff and students. Perrot Court will expand and enhance the College’s facilities across a number of curriculum areas and provide spacious and flexible open plan areas. Perrot Court will be in operation as educational facilities from September 2022. This initial phase of works includes:

    • A new suite of Social Sciences classrooms.
    • A Student Hub with extensive Library and study spaces in an updated and well-equipped Resource Centre. This will include Careers and futures resources, the Learning Enrichment Department and PSHE, Wellbeing and Chaplain Support.
    • An enlarged Sixth Form Centre including dedicated study and social areas to accommodate growing numbers of Sixth Form Students.
    • An improved Reception area and meeting rooms.