The Next Chapter
In the spring of 2020 we began work on an ambitious redevelopment project to significantly improve our current academic provision. The work was completed in April 2021.
A NEW LIBRARY AT THE HEART OF THE SCHOOL
"Your library is your paradise." ERASMUS
New Room has undergone a spectacular transformation to become our new library, The Mark Shvidler Library, complete with mezzanine level, an adjoining non-fiction library, a dedicated periodicals room and a permanent archive display.
"A very special place in the hearts of many generations of Summerfieldians." DAVID FABER, HEADMASTER
The Chapel was built in 1896 as a memorial to our Founder, Mrs Gertrude Maclaren. It is used on an almost daily basis as a place of worship where the whole school can come together.
Careful restoration of the Chapel has been completed and retains many of its original features while at the same time making some essential improvements and modernisations.
As part of the restoration of the Chapel, a unique opportunity exists to name a Chapel pew. We have restored the original pews and installed additional pews at the rear of the Chapel to adequately accommodate our unique community. For more information and to name a pew contact the Development Office.
AN OUTSTANDING DESIGN TECHNOLOGY FACILITY
Design technology is a phenomenally important subject. Logical, creative and practical, it's the only opportunity students have to apply what they learn in maths and science - directly preparing them for a career in engineering." SIR JAMES DYSON
The DT suite will undergo a complete refurbishment to create a spacious multi-material workshop with the addition of new 'state of the art' equipment and resources that will inspire and encourage creativity in all our pupils.
EXPANDING BURSARY PROVISION
As an independent school we are always conscious that there are many occasions when financial barriers prevent pupils from accessing a Summer Fields education. The Maclaren Foundation seeks to address this by providing funded places, Maclaren Scholarships, to boys with potential who, for financial reasons, would not otherwise be able to afford a Summer Fields education.
"Summer Fields has been transformative for our son, building his self-confidence, sense of self-worth and character. Without question, and without risk of overstatement, the Maclaren Scholarship has made
this transformation possible, having the most positive impact on his life and his future." PARENT OF A FORMER MACLAREN SCHOLAR.