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Opening of New Buildings

Date Posted: 28/06/2013 | Posted In: Latest news

QE celebrated its 450th birthday by officially opening the £3.8m building and refurbishment projects which have been completed over the last 18 months.

Current and former students and members of staff joined local head teachers, primary school pupils and other invited guests to tour the new facilities which include the Stanhope Building with a superb Dance Studio, an extended and refurbished Library, additional study areas on a mezzanine floor over the Atrium, a revamped Science laboratory and new state of the art Media rooms.

Guests were treated to musical, dramatic and dance performances by current students and also admired the work and talents of Media and Science students. Strawberries and cream and a specially made 450th birthday cake were enjoyed before the ribbon was cut by Erin Denny and Daisy Catterall, the former and current Vice-Presidents of the College’s Student Association, to mark the official opening.

The official granting of the Royal Charter by Elizabeth I was in June 1563 and since then QE has gone from strength to strength as a grammar school and now as one of the leading sixth form colleges in the country.

QE’s Principal, Tim Fisher, says:

“The College’s official opening of its new buildings and refurbished areas was a wonderful way to continue celebrating the College’s 450th birthday. While valuing the past, we are very much focussed on the success of current and future students. Here’s to another 450 years of excellence!”