Spring in our step for 100th anniversary year

30th September 2020

We are starting our 100th anniversary year with a spring in our step following £100,000 of investment in school facilities over the summer.

St Dominic’s Grammar School was founded in 1920 and we have had a variety of improvements carried out – from new cricket nets to a purpose-built science lab for younger pupils.

Head of St Dominic’s, Peter McNabb, said it had been all hands on deck to get everything finished in time for pupils coming back to school in September – which marks the beginning of the school’s 100th anniversary year.

“We have made improvements in virtually every part of the school,” he said. “The major projects have been creating the outdoor cricket nets and the new prep-school science lab, but there have been dozens of other jobs too.

“We have installed a new state-of-the-art CCTV system, redecorated all of the locker areas, brightened up the original school building by recarpeting and repainting, repaired the sports hall roof, upgraded the boys changing rooms by installing new showers – the list goes on.

“In total, the investment into the school has been in the region of £100,000, and our facilities are now absolutely first-rate.

“The period of national lockdown when pupils were unable to come into school was incredibly hard, but we have tried to turn that negative into an opportunity to carry out all of this work in one go.

“It’s been hard work, and everyone has pulled together to get so many projects completed in a short space of time, but we have a real spring in our step now as we start our 100th year as a school.”

St Dominic’s Grammar School teaches boys and girls from aged four to 18, and its recent GCSE and A-Level results placed it as one of the best-performing schools in the area.

A whole-school open morning and the 11+ entrance exam is being held on October 10. For more details, contact the school on 01902 850248 or email secretary@stdominicsgrammarschool.co.uk