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Multi-Million Pound Investment at Ratcliffe College
5th September 2013

Building upon its burgeoning success in all aspects, Ratcliffe College is investing £4.5 million in a new, state-of-the-art building for its junior students, which is due to be completed by Autumn 2014.

Ratcliffe College Preparatory School, as the new school will be known, will provide the latest and best technology and teaching facilities for children aged 3-11 years, in the safe, secure and beautiful setting of the College’s 400-acre estate in North Leicestershire.

Artist’s impression of the new Ratcliffe College Preparatory School – due to open in Autumn 2014.

As part of the new building, twelve classrooms will be located over two floors, as well as a dedicated technology and languages centre, science and food technology laboratory, library, central assembly hall and music room for the young students. “The new, larger building will help the School to satisfy the current waiting list, which has been a source of frustration for many of our parents”, said Mr Lloyd, Headmaster, Ratcliffe College.

The new building has been developed to be sympathetic to the original school building, opened in 1847, which itself was designed by the famous architect of the Houses of Parliament, Augustus Pugin. Ratcliffe College Preparatory School, like the original College, has been designed around a ‘Quad’, ensuring that the new junior classrooms are bathed in natural light.

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