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Old Warwickians

The 21st Century

Some of the most recent developments under economist Edward B. Halse (2002 onwards) have been the most financially ambitious in the school’s history:

  • e-mail became the normal method of communication between staff, and all boys gained internet access
  • a second history of the school was published (G. N. Frykman and E. J. Hadley)
  • the school co-founded the Independent State School Partnership scheme
  • sixth-form girls from King’s High School joined the CCF and some joint teaching started
  • The Cheshire Science Centre was built on the site of the 1879 sanatorium
  • the 1957 science block was demolished and replaced with the Thornton Building, containing the Mathematics, Classics and Religion and Philosophy departments
  • floodlit games pitches became available
  • the 1st XV won the Daily Mail Cup, and national recognition was won by the school’s concert band and drama students
  • all teaching in the original 1879 classrooms finished and a museum and functions room was opened.

The winning 1st XV team at Twickenham

2008, The new Thornton Building