The Sixth Form Space

Heathfield’s first Sixth Form Centre will be built between Phoenix, the Lower Sixth boarding area, and The Wyatt House, the Upper Sixth boarding area.  The Sixth Form Centre will be a two-storey building with specialised facilities and resources which will continue the individual attention Heathfield is renowned for.

This Centre will provide the much-needed larger space where our students are able to study, learn, meet mentors and develop their soft skills in one of the two presentation areas. There is a well-being room to allow the students to reflect.

The new specialised space will give the Sixth Form students at Heathfield additional privileges so they can develop greater independence in preparation for their transition to further study or the work place.

If you wish to sponsor a specific space within Heathfield’s new Sixth Form Centre, you can find out more by contacting Mrs Emma Boryer (development@heathfieldschool.net) and/or clicking here.

Our timescales

The preliminary work started in the Michaelmas Term 2020 and our ambition is to complete the Sixth Form Centre by September 2022. We have a clear programme in place to manage the build across the School calendar. The delivery timescale will ultimately be determined by the rate of funds raised.

Summer
2018

Project announced to School community.

Michaelmas
2018

School commenced consultation.

Lent
2019

Architect appointed; planning permission sought and gained.

Michaelmas
2019

Campaign launched; supported by Fellowship and the current pupils at St Nicholas' Stalls.

Lent
2020

Fundraising paused due to global pandemic.

Michaelmas
2020

Fundraising campaign re-launched. Preliminary works commenced.

Summer 2021

Subject to our fundraising target met, contractors start on-site and construction commences.

Michaelmas
2022

Sixth Form Centre opens.

Our funding requirements

The total cost of the Sixth Form Centre is £2.5m. As with all Heathfield developments of this size, it will be financed by fundraising and the School borrowing to underwrite the generous pledges.

The current pupils and alumnae spearheaded our fundraising campaign through their record-breaking efforts at St Nicholas’ Stalls 2019 – raising over £31k for this project. Heathfield Old Girl, Melanie Mosselmans, called Heathfield her “sanctuary” and has left her estate to this Sixth Form project, the building and a bursary, to ensure others may treasure their Sixth Form experience.

A Heathfield Family has offered to kickstart the fundraising by offering a matching gift challenge where they will match all donations or pledges on a 1:1 basis.

Our Gift Match Challenge

Supporting this Gift Match Challenge can double your philanthropic impact to the much needed Sixth Form Centre.

We are very fortunate that one of our community has offered to match fund, pound for pound, every donation or pledge up to a maximum of £150k. So this challenge could raise £300k, and by reaching £1.5m construction can start later in the Lent 2021 term.

Please contact Mrs Emma Boryer (development@heathfieldschool.net) or complete the donation form with the details of your donation and/or pledge of your support and your gift will be matched.

Our previous philanthropic projects

From its beginnings, Heathfield School has collaborated with friends and benefactors to help realise its vision of personalised learning and personal advancement. Philanthropic support has played a significant role in the development of Heathfield, supporting students, enabling the building of the Chapel, new laboratories and sports facilities and facilitating educational programmes. Every year the pupils and parents dedicate their time and resources to support charities via St Nicholas’ Stalls. The generous support of the Heathfield community is even more important to us now.

“At Heathfield’s centenary we asked the Heathfield community to raise funds for an indoor swimming pool. We have seen vast improvements in our pupils’ swimming abilities since the completion of this ambitious project. Today the pupils are breaking swimming records and we are able to offer training outside the school timetable to Heathfield pupils and the local community. It gives me great pleasure to support the next phase of our development, building Heathfield’s first Sixth Form Centre. Without doubt, this project provides a unique opportunity to cement our position as a place of dynamic transformation in the lives of Heathfield pupils and to better prepare them for lives beyond the School gates.”

Mrs Sally Tulk-Hart

Chair of The Swimming Pool Fundraising Campaign
Governor, a member of the Fellowship Committee
a Heathfield Old Girl and mother of Old Girls.

Architect’s plans and proposed layouts

Your philanthropic support

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