King's High School
King’s High School is an independent girls’ school and forms part of the Warwick Independent Schools Foundation.
The school has moved from its Warwick town centre site and relocated to the campus where Warwick School and Warwick Preparatory School are based, consolidating the Foundation’s estate and providing an opportunity for improved facilities for all the schools.
The new two storey building is designed around a landscaped courtyard that establishes an intimate ‘heart’ for the school and inspirational educational facility for its students and staff. A canopied main entrance with a tall, raking brick wall gathers visitors and guides them to the school’s reception set within a double height entrance space. Teaching classrooms, science labs, administration and staff accommodation are arranged along the courtyard’s east and west sides while the larger volume, assembly type spaces are positioned to the north and south.
The new, timber lined assembly hall to the north of the courtyard, is large enough to contain the whole school population. A suite of drama spaces, including two double height studios, adjacent to the hall can be accessed using interconnecting doors. The King’s High library forms the courtyard’s southern elevation, making it highly visible from the rest of the building; reinforcing the school’s message of educational excellence and academic achievement.
A new dining hall completes the building’s southern elevation, next to the playing fields providing an excellent venue for post-match receptions.