The STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) block at Heathfield School has now been completed and was formally opened by The Right Honourable The Lord Professor Winston on 14th January 2016.
The new STEM building provides a hub for the girls to study the key Science subjects in, as the school continues to drive forward the study of such rigorous academic subjects.
Ground was broken on the building only days before the school celebrated record GCSE results which saw a clean sweep of A*-A grades in seven subjects including Chemistry and Biology. In Physics, nine in ten girls also achieved A*-A grades.
Former Headmistress and Chemistry graduate Mrs Jo Heywood spearheaded the STEM building project.
“We have been working hard to increase the uptake of and interest in STEM subjects at Heathfield”, she said. “This building will provide the outstanding facilities we need at Heathfield to drive the study of STEM subjects forwards.”
The two storey building, which incorporates large areas of glazing, edged with walling, is topped by photo-electric panels on the roof to provide renewable energy. Heat is also recovered from the ventilation system for re-cycling.