St Rose’s is about to embark on an exciting and ambitious project to make our residential accommodation better; easier for students to navigate, more welcoming and homely and we want to ensure the residential accommodation is separate from school.
As many of you will know the school has been extended over a period of many years. Large parts of the school’s estate are now in need of significant refurbishment or repair and there is a need for a clear distinction between school and residential areas.
This exciting new project aims to improve the lives of students, parents and staff by building a modern residential house that is both welcoming and homely. It will be linked to the school building but will have its own front door. It will be a place where students can be away from the school, with fit for purpose space to learn independent living skills and provide for social gatherings and free activity.
We need to raise a whopping £1.9 million pounds to make this happen and we are about to launch a fundraising campaign to enable us to turn this dream into a reality. Before we start the fundraising campaign formally we wanted to get all students, families and staff involved to help us decide on a name for the new house.
Thank you to everyone who entered the competition, we’re pleased to announce the new name and the winner.
Following our ‘Name our House Competition’ we are delighted to announce that the House will from now on be known as Quentin House. Karen Cole a current member of staff suggested the name Quentin House and the name was selected by the Governors and approved by the Trustees, so I would like to say a big congratulations to Karen.
The name Quentin has very close links with St Rose’s and was chosen in honour of Sister Quentin who was the Head teacher at St Rose’s for many years and who was an inspirational force.