Welcome to our blog about the exciting, state of the art building extension that will see the Fullbrook 6 campus double in size. We will share updates on how the building work is progressing, along with any other useful information about the project. 

You can also follow the progress on the Fullbrook 6 Instagram account @fullbrook_6

17 March 2022

After the February half-term break, it was all systems go in readiness for the delivery of what could only be described as a mountain of steel! RSJs to form the frame of the F6 extension arrived on site in a steady procession of delivery lorries, and the team then proceeded to lift them into place using mobile crane unit. 

With the weather picking up, students were able to watch the frame taking shape during their break periods, and it was phenomenal to see how quickly the structure began to take shape.

11 February 2022

With the site finally cleared, the team from MCS Construction Ltd were able to get started on digging out the trenches for the foundations of the building.  It was amazing to see the footprint for the extension start to take shape, which has helped to give some context to the scale of what we’re building for our students. While the weather may have been a little bleak, the atmosphere on site was certainly bright at the prospect of this next stage being completed. 

As students broke up for the February half-term, the concrete base was poured, and everyone was eager to see what progress would be made once everything had set!

24th January 2022

Staff and students gathered today, for a ground breaking ceremony to mark the start of the state of the art, £1.5 million extension to Fullbrook 6, the sixth form college attached to Fullbrook School in New Haw. The project has been developed thanks to generous investment from Learning Partners Academy Trust (formerly Athena GEP) and is designed to take the Fullbrook 6 student experience to the next level, in preparation for life beyond sixth form studies.

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The new building will translate the college’s high-quality teaching into an inspirational learning environment that will offer an attractive, stimulating and adaptable space which motivates everyone continuing their educational journey at Fullbrook 6. Once finished, students will benefit from a more spacious campus which offers an enhanced learning experience.  Along with the increase to the building footprint there will be a state-of-the-art media hub, university style lecture theatre plus improved classrooms, independent and group study spaces, plus a new common room and café with access into an enclosed garden. The new extension will also maximise the southerly aspects of the inside and outside spaces to bring plenty of natural sunlight into the building for students during their working day.  

Today’s ceremony was particularly significant for Fullbrook 6 as they were also hosting a ‘taster day’ for Fullbrook’s current Year 11 students who will have partial use of the new facilities during their time in the sixth form. The project is scheduled for full completion in time for the current Year 10 students starting their A Level studies in September 2023. 

Toby Clouston, Director of Fullbrook 6, said:   

“I’m proud to lead Fullbrook 6 at this pivotal time. The new facility will be a substantial upgrade. My priority during its creation is to ensure that students continue to receive a high quality education and that they retain the separate facilities that give Fullbrook 6 its independent character.”

Mrs K. Moore, Principal at Fullbrook School, said:  
“We are excited to begin a project that will vastly improve our offer for current and future students of Fullbrook 6. This has been made possible by a £1.5 million donation from our trust, which demonstrates the high regard in which they hold Fullbrook 6 and the belief in the quality of the education that we provide for all our students. This investment will support our students to go on to be better than they ever thought they could be.”

Mr J. Mayhew, CEO of Learning Partners Academy Trust said: 
“Fullbrook produces exceptional students who go on to study a range of subjects at university. Learning Partners Academy Trust (formerly Athena GEP) felt that it was time that the physical facilities at Fullbrook 6 reflected the amazing quality of the teachers and the students. We are delighted to invest £1.5 million in Fullbrook as we are confident that the demand for places for Fullbrook 6 will continue to grow on the back if its success.”

3 September 2021

With planning permission now granted, work has started on appointing contractors and agreeing the project timescales. It will be amazing to see Lytle Associates stunning vision for our Fullbrook 6 campus come to life when the building work starts on the project.

Concept images and floor plans courtesy of Lytle Associates Architects

14 July 2021

Mr Clouston, Director of Fullbrook 6, shares wonderful news about plans for the redevelopment of our F6 building, and hear what some of our students have to say about the exciting new facilities that will be available.