A brand-new Sixth Form Centre was completed in Michaelmas Term 2017. This building represents the exciting first phase of the MCS Development Plan.
With an overall floor area of 1,650 square metres, the new Centre adds significantly to the Sixth Form experience for students, at one of the most formative times in their lives. Social space is a key feature of the four-storey building, which also includes a cafeteria, study space and offices.
The Sixth Form campaign has been running since May 2016 to support the new building and Sixth Form Bursaries and now stands at just £180,000 short of £3 million. All donors to the campaign have the opportunity to be inscribed on the Donor Wall, which is installed in the entrance to the Sixth Form Centre. The campaign continues and those who wish to support this project may do by visiting our secure online giving portal here.
The new Sixth Form Centre will be named in memory of Richard Record, who died suddenly while a pupil in the Upper Sixth at MCS in April 1968. Richard’s brother Neil Record (OW 1971) has made a donation of more than £1 million toward the Centre and the governors are delighted to announce the naming.
Tom Kirkwood (OW 1968) recently spoke about Richard: “Those of us who knew Richard are sad that the future didn’t happen for him but we are delighted that his special character is reflected in a centre that makes opportunities a reality for the young people who followed him.”
A short film featuring Neil and Tom talking about the school and about Richard has been made so that pupils, staff, parents and OWs will know a little more about the story behind the name. View the film below.
The new building will be formally opened in early February 2018 by Sir Tim Hunt. Sir Tim is the school's only living Nobel Laureate. He was awarded this distinction in 2001 for his collaborative work on the discoveries of protein molecules that control the division of cells, work which has been instrumental in the treatment of cancer.