New Sixth Form Centre for the 21st Century – King’s School Gloucester

03 Feb 2021

In 2019, recognising that the existing King’s Sixth Form Centre was unsuited to the needs and aspirations of its students, the school raised £2 million through an innovative community bond issue which funded the ambitious transformation of the 13th Century building,

Work commenced in early March 2020, only to be stopped for several weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic.  But after an immense effort by all of the contractors the School unveiled the finished building in this month, preserved for future generations of King’s students as well as the wider community. For, indeed, it is the Headmaster’s aim to open Dulverton to wider community use so that local residents can also enjoy this stunning new facility.

The building, which sits adjacent to the Cathedral, has been completely transformed; the beautiful period features have been restored, whilst brighter, modern work and social spaces have been created. In short, the aim was to build a bold, unique new Sixth Form Centre of which the School staff, students and community can be proud.

Headmaster, Mr David Morton, commented, “Within the building there is a collection of 14 pieces of artwork entitled ‘Think Differently’. We have taken established works of art, blended them with a prominent figure from history and given them a modern twist, to challenge the perceptions of the viewer and to encourage ambition and creativity in our students.

We think you will agree that we have created a Sixth Form Centre – blending history with modernity – which is truly like no other.”