Bosworth Independent College, part of CATS Global Schools, has confirmed the relocation of its main teaching facilities to the Newton Building, a prestigious Grade II listed former girls’ grammar school, returning it to its original use.
The majority of Bosworth’s teaching and learning will move a short distance from two of its current buildings, Nazareth House and Queens, to the Newton Building, with picturesque views of the Northampton’s racecourse playing fields.
Built in 1915, the 46,500 square foot site is set to welcome students after a grand opening in September 2022.
The building formed part of the University of Northampton’s Avenue Campus until the university relocated to its purpose-built Waterside Campus in September 2018. The building was retained as offices by the university until 2020.
In 2007 it underwent substantial investment to develop its teaching and learning facilities. As a result, it boasts more than 35 classrooms, IT laboratories, a café, and a magnificent grand hall.
Chris Stacey, CATS Global Schools CEO said:
“The move to the historic and prestigious Newton Building helps Bosworth and CATS Global Schools realise their vision of inspiring the next generation of world shapers.
“We’ve had our sights set on the building for a while. It’s a true architectural gem and provides the perfect environment to learn and work for the students and staff of Bosworth Independent College.
“I’m delighted that we can return the building to its former use as a school offering a first-class education preparing students for their future.”
Bosworth will retain its various boarding houses a short walk away, home to international and UK students aged 13 to 19 preparing for university success. Nazareth House and Queens, on Barrack Road, will shortly be advertised for sale.
Jason Lewis, Principal of Bosworth said:
“We’re all really excited about moving the heart of Bosworth’s community to the Newton Building. The move will mean that almost all our teaching and learning is under one roof and will shift the centre of gravity of the college to St George’s Avenue.
“As soon as we get the keys, we will start to ready the building for the new academic year making full use of the latest IT and digital resources in the classrooms, respecting the historic nature of the building.
“We are already planning our first open day for prospective students and their families and a separate guided tour for the local community and the Grammar School alumni interested in learning about the site’s history and how we will use it.”
Bosworth Independent College is a leading independent school in the UK. Established in 1977, it provides first-class boarding education to British and international students. High academic results are achieved each year with students progressing to competitive degree courses at Russell Group and top-ranking universities.
Find out more at www.bosworthcollege.com