Funding boost helps build better futures

LORD Williams’s School received a cash boost after it’s Parents Association handed over £10,000 to help build a new skills centre.

The money came after a year of fundraising by the Lord Williams’s Association (LWA), including events such as an autumn craft fair, a monthly lottery and a Boom Jennies concert.

The new skills centre is due to open during the next academic year in September and will give the school the ability to teach subjects such as engineering and construction on site.

Students currently taking those subjects are having to commute to places like Oxford and Bicester for their lessons.

The centre will be built adjacent to the existing technology block at the Upper School but can also be used by students at the Lower School.

Headteacher David Wybron said: “I think the main reason we built it is so that we have the opportunity to teach those subjects here, rather than travel to other places.”