Sixth Form Centre

Colfe’s new multi-million pound Sixth Form Centre, the Stewart Building, was opened in September 2015 by HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Colfe's Official Visitor.

Sixth-formers benefit from a new study area, common room and café, named by a pupil competition as The Roebuck (a reference to the school’s historic badge).

The £6.5 million Stewart Building links two existing structures to form a spacious and attractive new quadrangle at the heart of the senior school.  It has been fitted in without reducing any of Colfe’s extensive playing fields, which are a major asset for an urban school.

The modern styling is combined with modern technology: solar panels, a green roof and rainwater harvesting.

The building is named after Leslie John Stewart, the benefactor and former pupil who helped make it possible.  It is the second major development of the school in two years: in 2014 the Pre-Prep and Nursery, for children from age three to six, was more than doubled in size.  Together, these building projects mark the largest expansion of Colfe’s since it moved to its present site 50 years ago.

Ali Harjette, Year 12, who joined the school in the Pre-Prep said “It’s an incredible space for us and something that generations of my family, who also came to Colfe’s, wouldn’t imagine ever having.“It feels so fresh and open and big and the facilities are really impressive.  I think the teachers are right when they say this will definitely encourage even more people to consider coming to Colfe’s.  There’s no doubt that we now have one of the best Sixth Form facilities in London.”

Colfe’s Headmaster Richard Russell said, “The school has invested in a high-spec, high-quality building that gives our sixth-formers first-class facilities for study and a stylish space for socialising.  It is more business-like than school-like, which is all part of preparing our senior students to make their way in the world.  Our architects, BHM, and the builders, Durtnell, have been outstanding.”