The Sixth-Form Centre for Warwick Independent Schools Foundation (WISF), has now been successfully handed over. This facility will be shared between Kings High School and Warwick School. The centre is the first completed building in the NHA designed ‘Project One Campus’ masterplan. The new building includes space for quiet study, group work and areas for informal social interaction as well as dedicated staff offices for the Warwick School careers team.
The majority of the new building is open plan, offering flexible space for a variety of uses including clubs, events and parents' evenings, as well as creating a future-proof teaching facility for the foundation. The large social space on the ground floor includes a kitchen and café with seating that extends out onto external paving. A wide timber accommodation stair leads to the first floor and is designed to be used for informal seating or extra-curricular events. The first floor will be home to an extensive careers zone, including the careers office, one-to-one meeting rooms and informal seminar areas. The top floor is dedicated to quiet study and links to a roof-top terrace that can be used for events.
The Sixth-Form Centre is the first of four NHA designed school buildings that are being built as part of the masterplan, due for completion in 2020. These include a new school building, dedicated music building and a sports building for Kings High School. All of these have been designed around the existing Warwick School facilities to create a new, shared campus that enhances the potential of both schools.