2019 – Early Years
A bespoke building for Nursery and Reception classes finally came to fruition in February 2019. This investment in the Early Years (ages 3 -5) shows Framlingham College’s commitment to this vital stage of education which is proven to have a profound effect on a child’s development. This new facility will enable the school to provide the best Early Years environment. It also reinforces the school’s commitment to being an all-through school from 3 to 18.
The building is set right in the heart of the Prep School with stunning panoramic views of the grounds, the woods and the River Deben. The building is full of natural light and radiates a warm, fun yet calm environment. The all-weather outdoor area maximises the opportunity for the children to explore and discover the world around them.
2017 – The Fowler Pavilion
In 2017, Framlingham College’s Governors decided to build a new pavilion, next to the existing cricket pavilion, alongside the school’s main cricket pitch, The Back.
The new structure is a design and build project from Surrey-based Sports Clubhouses, which was project-managed by Synergy LLP. The new pavilion both complements the current pavilion (which underwent improvements) and reflects features of the Sixth Form Centre completed in 2014.
Having received planning approval in June 2016, building work commenced in Autumn 2016 and was completed in Summer 2017.
Inside the new pavilion
A multi-use function room is a key element of the new building. The space offers spectators excellent views over the cricket and hockey pitches, and is ideal for presentations, lectures and other educational purposes. The new pavilion also includes a Paddy and Scott’s Cafe, allowing for the College to provide catering in support of matches, tournaments and other events.
The new building also has additional changing rooms available for outdoor sports, and to supplement those used for indoor sports. The existing car parking arrangements, at the nearby sports centre and hockey pitch car parks, are available to people coming to the new building.
Funding for the project is largely due to a substantial legacy from the estate of Yela Fowler. She made this donation in loving memory of her late husband Derek Fowler DFM (Garrett 1935-40), through the Society of Old Framlinghamians.
2014 – The Sixth Form Centre
In 2014, the Senior School officially opened its new Sixth Form Centre as part of Framlingham College’s 150th anniversary celebrations.
Built at the heart of the school, the Centre has four new classrooms across two floors, together with a whole-school café and social hub on the ground floor. The first floor features a fully-equipped Seminar Room and a Sixth Form Resource Centre that includes expansive and varied working areas, plus enhanced Careers and Further Education resources.
The Centre supports the Senior School’s increasing emphasis upon preparing students for life beyond the College. Our pupils will enter a very different adult world to their predecessors, and we want them to be excited and stimulated – rather than daunted – by the challenges ahead.