Transformation

TRANSFORMATION

PHASE 2: A TRANSFORMATION IN THE HEART OF THE SCHOOL

We have an ambitious, phased development plan to take Queen Anne’s to new levels of excellence and to prepare our girls for an ever more challenging world.

With the Sixth Form Centre (Phase 1) and the fitness suite completed, we have now started work on Phase 2: a transformation of the heart of the school and the creation of brand new facilities for music.

A stunning new entrance and reception will provide an uplifting central area for the whole school and will transform the experience of parents, girls and visitors as they arrive. The performance areas will give the school the high quality venues it so badly needs to showcase the breadth and depth of creative talent.

More than this, Phase 2 will give the girls and music staff the facilities they have long deserved. Personally, I am always delighted and feel great pride when I see the girls perform, but they achieve this despite the facilities, particularly the practice rooms. It is wonderful to think what more they could achieve, and now, with the new development, we have the opportunity to take music to the next level.

We are so appreciative of the wonderful support that has meant our Phase 2: Music and The Heart of the School Appeal has raised over £450,000!

Julia Harrington

Headmistress

GALLERY

To see our progress, click on the first image to launch a slideshow.

THE PROJECT

Key benefits

  • A brand new welcome – The impressive and modern entrance will reflect the school’s forward-looking, innovative approach to education.

  • Inspirational surroundings – Visitors will walk straight into the heart of the thriving music school. They will be surrounded by the sound of music practice and rehearsals and the buzz of girls going to and from lessons.

  • Performance – A new recital and seminar hall. This will be the conversion of the existing Café Six (and the old gym) and will provide an acoustically-treated venue, not only for music concerts, but also for seminars, debates and other performances. The new music school will also include a beautifully light ensemble space, ideal for smaller recitals (illustration below).

  • Practice – Purpose-made practice rooms will mean that even the sax players will be able to practise fortissimo without distracting surrounding musicians!

  • Production – The new Mac suite will make music technology attractive and accessible to the whole school. Girls who are not necessarily performers may have a real talent for production.

  • Whole school benefit – This development is going to change school life for all, for the better. Pride in welcoming visitors through the new entrance, inspiration from the music school, a sense of community from the shared social areas, the chance to reach new heights in every aspect of music and a showcase for all the girls’ creative talents.

‘We need donations from everyone who loves Queen Anne’s and is passionate about its future.’


CONTACT THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

If you would like to chat about any aspect of development at Queen Anne’s, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Charlotte Wootton or Jo Sunderland in the Development Office at the School:

0118 918 7369
QAdevelopment@qas.org.uk