Our development plan

Our Copthorne to 16 development plan is fast evolving. We will update this page regularly with news and helpful informationIf you have a specific question, please do get in touch with Chris Jones, Headmaster, (cjones@copthorneprep.co.uk) or Kathryn Billingham-West, Registrar, (headspa@copthorneprep.co.uk)  

What’s happened so far: 

  • Market research with RS Academics
  • Consultation with our Copthorne community  
  • Financial scoping 
  • Governor approval 
  • January 2021Engaging our pupils in a series of creative workshops to capture their ideas for Copthorne to 16 
  • February 2021: Appointing project managers (Pulse Consult) to oversee the project, and engage architects to produce a “Master Plan” 
  • March 2021Publishing our pupils’ ideas through a series of mood boards which form the start of the “brief to architects”.  
  • Tender to architects 

What’s next:  

  • April 2021: Appointment of architects 
  • May 2021: Join our Virtual Open Morning to hear more from our Headmaster and other senior staff 
  • 12 May: Construction of the new full size Astro pitch commences (tbc)
  • August 2021The completion of the new Astro pitch 
  • September 2021: Pupils who join us in Year 7 (along with our current cohort) will have the opportunity to stay through with us to Year 11 

 

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