Update on the new school build

As you are probably aware St Peter’s is embarking on a significant building programme. The aim is to build sufficient classroom space at the Upper School, in Southbourne, to allow Years 7 and 8 to be relocated from their current Iford site. The Lower School at Iford will then become solely the Primary School.


Bournemouth Borough Council has announced ‘Wates’ as the contractor who will be employed to undertake all our building work. They will be working with architects from ‘Cube’ based in Ringwood. We hope work will commence within the next month. The local authority has allocated £10 million to the new build and refurbishment. It makes our project the second largest build for a Bournemouth school.


The Chair of Governors said, ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for St Peter’s to develop and grow and ensure that we have the best facilities to provide the best education for our students. The significant expenditure will enable the School to benefit not only from the all weather Multi Use Games Area but also new classrooms, restaurant and changing rooms. There will also be educational benefits and cost savings by having the secondary school on one site’.


Student Reporter: Leila Dickinson, Year 11