Early in 1985, the school started to consider a new Sports Hall. The hall was to be large enough to accommodate a full size netball court, with changing rooms, showers and staff facilities. A covered link between the new hall and the existing buildings was also considered.

The Sports Hall in 2005

Four different designs were considered, ranging from a light weight framed construction with fabric covering and hard base walls; to a building of brick construction with steel and timber pitched roof.

The Sports Hall in 2010

The site chosen for the new building was the walled gaden, this was the kitchen garden for the convent, with vegetables and fruit trees, and a greenhouse in the corner.

The Original Wall of the Walled Garden behind the Sports Hall in 2010

The wall which surrounded the garden is still standing round the side and back of the sports hall.

The Original Wall of the Walled Garden at the end of the Sports Hall in 2010

Work on the new hall started on the 30th June 1986, with completion planned for mid November, the total estimated cost for the work was £259,498.

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