School plans a development

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Sheffield High School has commissioned architects to explore the possibility of a new development at its site in Broomhill.

Designers are working on the school’s Grade II listed structure in Newbould Lane with the intention of creating a new dance, drama and sport facility.

Tim Justice, a specialist in educational projects and head of design and associate director at Sheffield architectural practice Coda Studios, said: “We’re carrying out a detailed analysis of the existing building and site to see how we can maximise its potential.

“Sheffield High School is a vital and respected part of the city’s educational and cultural heritage and we believe this new development will enhance its offer to pupils as well as making a positive contribution to the area as a whole.”

Founded in 1878, Sheffield High School is independent and part of the Girls’ Day School Trust

It currently has more than 1,000 pupils – around 300 in its junior school, 500 in its senior school and 200 in the sixth form.