The Risham Sarao Sixth Form Centre Appeal

We are seeking to raise £500,000 to enable us to begin building our state-of-the-art Sixth Form Centre.  In keeping with the School’s aims, we plan to build a specialist centre to prepare our Sixth Form students for life beyond school.

The Risham Sarao Sixth Form Centre will:

• Provide a dedicated space for our Sixth Form students to study
• Be a centre for university and careers resources, where students will be able to receive advice and support from specialist staff
• Expand our provision for independent study, collaborative learning and research
• Provide a valuable Sixth Form social space
• Be a lasting memorial to Old Chigwellian, Risham Sarao

We have secured planning permission on the edge of Top Field, where we currently have Penn’s house.  Not only will this site put the Sixth Form Centre at the heart of the Senior School, close to the four day houses, it also completes the semi-circle of buildings around Top Field.  The architects, BHM, have worked with local planners to develop a design that complements the historic buildings adjacent to the Centre.  In the future, we plan to develop the Sports Hall and restore the Chapel and therefore the Sixth Form Centre is one element in sequence of projects, planned to enhance the facilities that we offer current and future pupils.

This exciting project has already been well supported by a number of very generous donors including the family of Risham Sarao, an outstanding Chigwell student, who died at the age of 21 in a tragic road accident in Peru. She was, in the words of her family, ‘a true product of Chigwell’.  We are keen to begin construction as soon as possible but we now need to complete our fundraising.  I hope that you will be able to support us as generously as you can.

Artist's impression of the proposed Sixth Form Centre.

The School Development Programme

Over the recent years, the School’s facilities have been extensively developed in order to enhance the educational experience that pupils receive.  The development programme has included the following additions:

2008       Wilson Building teaching block
2008       Floodlit AstroTurf
2009       Junior School library extension
2010       Complete redevelopment of catering facilities
2010       Opening of the sixth form coffee shop
2010       Harsnett’s and Church House converted into boys’ boarding houses
2012       The Old Chigwellian Club and land was incorporated into school estate
2013       Pre Prep School built and opened
2013       Two new science labs created
2014       Drama Centre balcony extended to provide additional music and drama rehearsal space

 Subject to generating sufficient funds, over the coming years we hope to:

  • Build the Risham Sarao Sixth Form Centre
  • Renovate the Chapel
  • Extend he Dining Hall
  • Develop the Sports Centre
  • Expand our music facilities
  • Expand our provision of bursaries

Contacting the Development Office:
Gill Punt
Chigwell School
High Road
Tel: 020 8501 5748

Contact us

+44 (0)20 8501 5700

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