The Hub - Business, Leadership and Entrepreneurship

The Hub (Business, Leadership & Entrepreneurship Centre)

The world of work and the wider society into which our pupils will enter has never been more challenging and complex than it is today. Being adaptable, creative, open to new ideas, and yet structured in their thinking will be the key attributes for those who can make a difference. Good communication skills will remain essential to all interactions, helping to build trust, negotiate deals, attract investment and gain employment opportunities.

To deliver on this aim, we have created The Hub, our new Business, Leadership and Entrepreneurship Centre right in the heart of the School. The Hub has a range of new spaces which mirror the university and professional environments which pupils will progress into, focusing on the development of their skills for business and the workplace-away from the constraints of a traditional classroom.

The Hub is located in the heart of the School and includes a technology-rich seminar-style lecture space (for up to 50 pupils), and a Video Conference Suite to enable pupils to participate in webinars, dial-in conferences, distance learning and other on-line resources.

Beyond these academic disciplines, this discursive environment is be a space where core business, leadership and life skills can be explored by every one of our pupils: project management, problem solving, networking, delegation, marketing and data handling, both within and alongside our academic programmes. It is also home to our FutureU programme.

Thanks to philanthropic support of our community, we have raised over £2.6 million to complete this project which included the redevelopment of the Lecture Theatre, opened in October 2022 and The Hub which was opened in October 2023.

There is still the opportunity to Take a Seat in our Lecture Theatre and become part of The Hub. Click here to find out more.