Immanuel College continues to plan for the improvement in the School’s facilities at Elstree Road, Bushey over the short to medium term. Immanuel College is engaged in medium and long-term planning to improve the College’s facilities at Elstree Road, Bushey. This marks a significant investment by the College, a charitable trust, for the benefit of its pupils and the continued development of high-quality education on our site.
We hope you will find this web page useful to learn about the plans for the new building project, read planning reports and submit queries to the Project Team.
Phase 1 hopes to see the creation of the building of 16 classrooms including 2 science laboratories and the creation of a purpose built Beit HaMidrash (Jewish learning Centre). This phase of building work commenced in the summer of 2013, and it is anticipated that this phase of building work will be completed by the start of the new academic year in September 2014.
On the 10 January 2013 Hertsmere Council approved the Development Plans of the Beit Midrash, Science Block and classroom Facilities.
About the Beit HaMidrash
Established in 2009, the Immanuel College Beit HaMidrash has become the centre of informal Jewish life and learning. From daily Shacharit services to after school clubs and one-to-one learning, the Beit HaMidrash is in constant use.
The dedicated staff are always on-call to support pupils, from the Bar and Bat Mitzvot programmes for the lower school to Yeshiva and Seminary preparation for sixth formers.
The success of the Beit HaMidrash means that the current temporary location in the New Building does not have the capacity for all the pupils who wish to use it and a new location is required. A dedicated Beit HaMidrash building is proposed on the land in front of the existing science block.
This longed-for facility will enable even more pupils to benefit from an enhanced spiritual and cultural life at Immanuel College.
Upgrading the Science Laboratories and Classroom facilities
Immanuel College has a unique campus layout but essential upgrades and refurbishments are needed:
• New classrooms with the latest in learning facilities
• Additional classrooms are vital to replace those occupied by the expanding Immanuel College Preparatory School, which opened in September 2011 in the Alef Block.
• We hope to build state-of-the-art science laboratories.
Immanuel College is currently applying for planning permission for an additional classroom block in order to provide students with the latest in learning technology.
The School is also spending money enhancing Caldecote Towers, the listed building in the grounds. This is part of a longer term, 7-year project to restore the building to its former glory. Work has already commenced on the first stage of this programme with a refurbishment of the conservatory and stained-glass dome above the central staircase. In addition, works have started on redecorating some of the classrooms and hallways.
Immanuel College is looking at enhancing sports facilities at the school; the school is looking at enlarging the sports hall so that pupils can have even better on-site facilities. It is hoped that this work will commence in July 2013.
Making a Donation
Please consider donating to the new building project as well as dedicating a classroom to a family member. For more information about this, please contact Lynda Dullop on 020 8955 8938 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any enquires then please address them to The Bursar, Adam Harris. Please include your full name, email address and phone number so that we can contact you if necessary.
• Vice Chairman of Governors - Richard Werth
• Governor - Michael Dangoor
• School Bursar - Adam Harris
• Project Manager - Keith Gould
• Architect - David Williamson RIBA of Tekton Architects
• Architect - Rafal Banasiuk RIBA of Tekton Architects
• Town Planner - Robert Young BA (Hons) Dip TP MRTPI of Robert Young Associates