A school has officially broken ground for its new English building.

Lord Williams’s School, in Oxford Road, Thame, held the ground breaking ceremony for the new English teaching building last Wednesday (June 29).

The new building has been designed by GSS Architecture, while Borras has been appointed as the contractor to construct the new building.

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Ishbel Kenningham, the widow of former Lord Williams’s School principal David Kenningham, ‘broke the ground’ for the building which will be named in honour of her husband.

Ishbel was accompanied by members of the Kenningham family and the event was witnessed by a number of David’s former colleagues.

The Kenningham Building will comprise nine English teaching rooms, a computer room and staff work rooms and offices. 

The building is part of an exciting expansion project across both sites of Lord Williams’s School, funded by Oxfordshire County Council.

Once complete, the whole project will provide: 

At Lower School:

  • New dining facilities and a dining canopy 
  • A new toilet block serving the Phoenix Studio, the dining canopy and the Hall 
  • A new Science laboratory 
  • Three redeveloped classrooms 
  • New accommodation for the Learning Support Faculty

At Upper School:

  • The new English building 
  • Improved changing and teaching facilities for the PE Faculty 
  • Improved accommodation for the Modern Foreign Languages and Learning Support Faculties 
  • A new Humanities classroom 


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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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