General Teaching Building

Outline consent for a master-plan to rebuild most of the original (1960s) school buildings was granted in 2009 and the work has been completed in a series of discrete phases.

The first phase began in 2010 with the completion of enabling and infrastructure works. In 2013, the new science building was opened and in 2015 we opened our new drama centre.

Phase one of the General Teaching Building was completed in autumn 2017.  The centrepiece of the new building is the Kayton Library, extending over two floors facing the Thames and includes two seminar rooms, the Brian Schofield Rare Books Room and the School Archives.

Extensive landscaping has created an attractive space linking the Drama Centre and Wathen Hall to Founder’s Court.

The building also houses the School’s kitchen and Dining Hall, along with 28 classrooms: the departments of Geography, History, Modern and Foreign Languages, Politics and Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Phase two was completed at the end of 2019.

We unveiled a new atrium with mezzanine; a chapel with memorial boards; a secular hall; a new Montgomery Room opening onto Founder’s Court; pupil changing rooms; another 20 classrooms; and administrative offices.

This brought to a close the main redevelopment of St Paul’s, which commenced in 2011.