After 10 years of planning and five years of negotiations, design and construction, we are delighted that we can finally move into our new building in Grant Road, adjacent to Clapham Junction. Pupils return on 23 February to our new home having said “Goodbye” to Wye Street before half term.
Thames is about relationship and connection and this was the brief given to the concept architects at the start of the project in 2017. The resulting unique architectural design achieves visual connection throughout the space. Classrooms accessed from exterior walkways bring light, connection and fresh air to every part of the building. A central open staircase provides a focal point connecting the two wings and four separate courtyards allow external recreation space. The visual connections created and the strategically positioned rooms through 4000m2 of school will enhance our ability to maintain our culture.
Facilities include specialist science laboratories, art, design technology and textiles studios, a food technology room, computer science room, theatrical performance space, music, dance/drama studio and library. Dual dedicated internet circuits along with a state of the art Cisco WiFi system provide seamless integration for staff and pupil Chromebooks. 65” touch screens in each classroom room create endless possibilities for creative teaching. A sixth form will be open in September 2023.
We are very excited to invite you to take a look at our new home at one of our open mornings. A warm Thames welcome awaits!