Grantham’s King’s School plans major changes to its science block worth hundreds of thousands of pounds

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The King’s School in Grantham could soon renovate its science block at a cost of hundreds of thousands of pounds if it is successful in its bid for a grant.

The plan includes creating two new science labs and refurbishing others as well as creating a new entrance in the middle of the block which has three floors.

School bursar Peter Kirkbride would not say how much the building work will cost as the school is going through a tendering process at the moment. But he said the sum was “substantial” and would be more than the cost of the new sports hall at Arnoldfield which recently opened at a cost more than £700,000.

Mr Kirkbride said: “A major part of the work is the renovation of all the science labs. The building is solid but old and it needs bringing into the 21st century. We have some really good designs for the new labs. We have so many boys who are keen to do science which is a good thing. We will find out if we have been successful in our bid in early March.”

The plans for the science block also include a lift to make it more accessible to all students and staff, including those with disabilities. 
The plan also includes replacement windows. A small existing staircase will be taken out, allowing for larger prep rooms and offices on all three floors.

The school’s new sports hall was officially opened by Grantham MP Nick Boles and former England cricketer 
Angus Fraser last week.