The Bede's Science Block was built "in House" and opened in October 2000.
This suite of six, purpose-built laboratories was opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Sussex, Mrs Phillida Stewart-Roberts, and from that day to this has incorporated the ICT and Computing department as well as the Biology, Chemistry and Physics faculties.
Aside from also encompassing the Library and two labs with Observatory-style windows for night-time lessons, the Science Block is huge: so big that when the large glu-lam beams on the exterior of the building were stripped from a dark oak colour in 2010 and brought back to their natural colour the work took a team of five painters a total of 3 weeks to complete!
The building is currently scheduled for refurbishment, with the first phase of the redevelopment set to take place from Summer 2015 onwards, during which the labs will see the fitting of several new services including LED lighting, air conditioning and more besides.
Take a Virtual Tour of one of the labs:
12 October 2017
Bede’s Lower Sixth pupils studying Chemistry A Level travelled to the University of Oxford to visit the chemistry labs.
8 September 2017
Paul Juniper, Head of Animal Management reports on the recent conservation trip to South Africa.
5 July 2017
Paul Juniper reports on the exciting new addition to the Zoological Society.