After a summer of hard work, Southfield School were pleased to officially open their newly refurbished science labs on Tuesday 19th September.
After careful financial management and a generous donation from the “Kettering Old Grammar School Foundation”, we worked with Klick Education to have the new facilities ready for occupancy in September 2017, for the start of the new school year.
For the official opening we were pleased to welcome Mr Christopher Groome and Mrs Margaret Swann from the Kettering Old Grammar School Foundation, Mr Javed Blythe from Klick Technology and some ex-students who were excited to see all of the changes.
These new facilities will transform learning for both current and future students at Southfield and will help to continue our above national Science results. In 2017, 78% of our students achieved 2 A* – C in Science. The National in 2016 was 55%.
Acting Head of Science, Mr Adam Edwards said “We are extremely pleased to officially open our refurbished Science Labs. They have been a very long time coming, and this project has only been possible due to the kind donation from the Kettering Old Grammar School Foundation, the work of Klick Education and the patience of our students and colleagues in the rest of the school. We now have the high quality facilities to match the teaching experience we always strive to offer our students.”
Following the official “cutting of the ribbon” by Mrs Swann, our guests and teachers who joined us from other departments were able to view the new facilities.
Mr Christopher Goome, the Chair of Governors at the Kettering Old Grammar School Foundation said “It’s very pleasing to see how our grants are enabling such huge improvements, which young people in our community are therefore able to enjoy and benefit from.”
Below are some before, during and after photographs.