Last week we were invited to the official opening of Lincoln Minster Preparatory School that FEA completed in September last year. A commemorative plague was unveiled by the former Arch Bishop of Canterbury the Rt Revd & Rt Hon The Lord Carey of Clifton, who is President of United Learning, and his wife. A time capsule prepared by the students was buried and a memorial tree was planted by the Mayor of Lincoln Councillor Andrew Kerry. Both teachers and pupils gave very positive feedback after their first year of occupation in the newly completed building.
To create a modern learning environment for 220 pupils, the project involved refurbishing the existing house and stables to provide both general and specialist teaching spaces, staff facilities and dining hall with a new kitchen/servery and 7 new general teaching classrooms housed in a new 2 storey extension.
The new building sits to the side and lower than the existing house and the use of both traditional brickwork features, such as chimney stacks and a bay window combined with modern zinc cladding and a flat roof, let the extension sit comfortably next to the original house whilst allowing it to remain the dominant feature on the site.