DEVELOPMENTS

The Royal Alexandra and Albert School has an ongoing programme of developments to accommodate increasing pupil numbers, upgrade existing buildings, and develop new facilities. Considerable investment has been made in the School to ensure it can continue to offer excellent educational and out-of-school facilities to pupils. Since 2002, over £5.5m has been invested in the School.

Completed in 2016 and planned for 2017

Classrooms Two new classrooms were built in Summer 2016
Bothy Music Centre Additional classroom space was created in the Bothy Music Centre 
ICT Classrooms The ICT classrooms were refurbished and redecorated and new computers installed
Army Cadet Force A new Army Cadet Force centre was created
Swimming Pool Windows in the swimming were replaced to improve insulation
More Grass Pitches A further 2-3 grass pitches are planned. These will be adjacent to Gatton Bottom where the land will be levelled

 

Already completed

2015 Cornwall House Annexe New Sixth Form boarding annexe completed
  Junior Playground Tree tops adventure frame installed along with a trim trail, two rope bridges, an outside dance studio and a covered seating area
  Resurfacing of paths Paths around the school were resurfaced
  Path to Chapel A second path to the Chapel was built
  Swimming Pool New boiler was installed
  Dining Hall New steam boiler installed to increase output in Dining Hall
2014 Rank Weston House New windows and new guttering installed. The garden was enclosed
  Junior Playground Playground resurfaced
  Main Lake Reinforcement of dam in main lake
  Monson Road Path Path was resurfaced and pillar lighting installed. Trenches were put in on either side and areas cleared
2013 Fitness Centre Fitness Centre with high specification professional gym equipment opened
2012 Drop-off area Drop-off zone in the St Andrew's car park
  Gatton Hall WIFI installed in Gatton Hall
  Riding School New floodlit outdoor riding school and stable block
  Boarding House Extensions Completed the final phase of the project to add downstairs extensions to all boarding houses. Edinburgh House completed Summer 2012
  Sunley Extension Sunley Sixth Form Centre extended to make more accommodation for Sixth Formers
2011 Restore gardens in front of Gatton Hall Remove tennis courts and restore the parterre to its former glory
  Boarding House Extension Ground floor extension to Cornwall House
  Dining Hall Extend Dining Hall, refurbish kitchens and add another servery
2010 Sixth Form Annexes Extensions to Alexandra House and Kent House, each with 21 ensuite study bedrooms for Sixth Formers.
  Sixth Form Centre Sunley House remodelled to become the Bernard Sunley Sixth Form Centre, with internet café, computer suites, resource centre and quiet study areas.
2009 New science block and dance studio New science labs, additional classrooms and a dance and fitness studio.
  New sports pitches All weather floodlit sports pitch
All weather athletics strip
New floodlit netball courts
2008 Boarding House Extension Ground floor extension for Gloucester House
     
2007 Boarding House Extensions Ground floor extensions constructed in Elizabeth and Albert houses
  Gatton Hall IT suite IT suite created
  School reception and administrative office Remodelled
  Indoor riding school Indoor riding school constructed
  Junior School Cloakrooms refurbished
  Cricket pavilion Cricket pavilion constructed
  Dining Hall Dining Hall furniture replaced
  Hop Garden Pond Dredged and new parkland railings
     
2006 Rank Weston boarding house Major refurbishment including all bathrooms/shower rooms, accommodation, boilers and pipework
  Junior playground Three additional classrooms constructed
  Covered play area/ball courts All weather facility for ball games
  Bothy Music Centre Music Centre extended and soundproofed. Practice rooms installed
  Gatton Hall Boarding bathroom and shower facilities upgraded
  Food Technology Suite Refitted to provide up to date facilities and additional workstations
  Health Centre and PE annexe Roof replaced
  Performing Arts Work commenced to convert gymnasium into a Performing Arts Centre
  Swimming pool Boiler plant replaced
     
2005 School Refurbishment of school cloakrooms
  School Creation of a larger staff common room
  Kitchen Boiler plant replaced
     
2004 Boarding Houses £2.6 million refurbishment programme completed. High quality shower facilities and 2,3,4 bed study bedrooms
  Dining Hall Roof replaced and dining hall refurbished. Cloakrooms refurbished.
  Dry Arch Historic parkland arch restored
  Serpentine Dredged
  Millennium Stones Gift received from the Jerusalem Trust
     
2003 Boarding Houses Refurbishment programme commenced and four houses completed. Programme involved replacement of boilers and heating systems as well as installation of high quality bath/shower facilities and creation of study bedrooms.
     
2002 Footpaths Construction of footpath from Gatton Hall to Monson Road
  Engine Pond Dam repaired and pond dredged
  Lower pastures Fencing installed
     
2001 Sports Hall Refurbished
     
2000 Boarding houses Re-roofed
  Chapel Re-roofed
     
1999 New wing Science labs and Art room, Library, food technology, D&T workshop and two additional classrooms
  Japanese Garden

Restored with help of Monty Don and Channel 4