Recent Projects

Over the last few years, we have invested significant sums to improve the College’s facilities to make sure that our pupils receive the best education possible.

However, we couldn’t do this without the generosity of Old Bradfieldians, pupils, current and former parents. If you would like to get involved in any ongoing or future projects, please get in contact at foundation@bradfieldcollege.org.uk or 0118 964 4840.

A couple of our more recent Foundation projects are detailed below.

Stunt Pavilion

The pavilion on Major has served many purposes – as a cricket pavilion, as a tuck shop and as the junior common room. It enjoys one of the best view in the College but it became tired, gloomy and unwelcoming.

Following a major redevelopment in October 2014, the Stunt Pavilion now serves as a coffee shop and Junior Common Room bar, with increased light and space and an extended terrace outside; a place where a sense of community and support can develop and where the wider Bradfield family can gather to enjoy each other’s company.

Cost £650,000

The Greek Theatre – ‘Greeker’

Greeker has been home to Bradfield College productions for over a century, however over time the theatre fell into disrepair. In May 2011, a campaign was launched to restore Greeker to its former glory. The appeal was met with an overwhelming response – with over £1.3 million raised.

The project saw the restoration of the existing stone seating and construction work on the new extended and adapted skene (theatre building), with a new walkway encircling the amphitheatre and a broad entrance platform which provides a vantage point.

Check out the video below for the story of the Greek Theatre campaign and the Gala Opening on 10 May 2014.

Cost: £2.5 million

Blackburn Science Centre

A new state-of-the-art and environmentally-friendly science centre opened its doors to pupils and the local community in September 2010.

The science centre is named in recognition of the major contribution made by David Blackburn (D 45-50) and the Blackburn family.

Cost: £3.5 million