New lab – a gateway to the future for our scientists and engineers

4th June 2020

We are building a state-of-the-art science lab at St Dominic’s which will form the ideal learning setting for our students to become the next generation of top scientists and engineers.

Work is well underway and we are hoping it will be ready to open in September. Facilities will include everything expected of a science lab and it is being designed specifically for use by prep pupils – something not normally available in most schools. 

It will hugely enhance science learning at the school.

We are very excited at the prospect and can’t wait to see it up and running – it will be a tremendous asset to us in future years.

Our new lab will:

  • Be a fully functional science lab 
  • Have electricity ports, taps and gas taps
  • Have the same facilities as any High School lab
  • Be fully equipped with a new interactive screen
  • Have its own science prep room

The project is being overseen by our head, Mr McNabb, whose specialism is science teaching, and he will see that we get A-level standard facilities while being designed specifically for prep pupils.

Mr McNabb says: “It is extremely rare to have a science lab in a prep school and this will enable students to appreciate and understand the world better.

“We have deliberately lowered the benches, measuring them by using our students, to ensure we have the perfect height for prep children. All our prep pupils will have their science lessons here.

“Our new science lab is part of our commitment as a grammar school to ensure students are prepped very early on with an exceptional grounding in the STEM subjects.

“The current Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the vital importance of having world leaders in science, and so it is important we invest in new scientists of the future from a young age.”