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Ralph Allen School - Time capsule

Work began on the building project last year and is due for completion in June 2019. The architect is Fergus Feilden, former Ralph Allen Senior student – his fifth project in collaboration with the school.

The £2m project is funded by a capital bid.  It should seat 483 pupils and staff per sitting.  This could enable the school to revert to two sittings and a timetabled lunch, and thus broaden our lunchtime clubs offer. Students have had input into the design of the building and the furniture, working alongside Catering Manager Mrs Ovens and her deputy Mrs Tavener.

 Mr Greenhough said;

‘How lovely to have a beautiful dining hall for all who attend Ralph Allen. Marking such a moment in time is always an auspicious occasion, and what better way than to share this moment with our PAT colleagues, students of Ralph Allen and our amazing catering team.

‘I wanted to hit it with a bottle of champagne, but we will settle for a time capsule.’

This symbolic act brings together colleagues and children from our growing educational trust and is a gesture of confidence in our present and our future, as well as a mini-celebration of the resources and spaces that are available to all students in the group.

Tim Withers, CEO commented,

‘It’s very exciting, now, that some children will spend their whole educational lives from 4-18 within the same group of schools, working closely together.  PAT is helping to bring some coherent, innovative and dynamic thinking to education in Bath, and making a big contribution.

The capsule will be uncovered in 20 years’ time to coincide with the 80th year of Ralph Allen School.