Sir William Borlase's Grammar School

The Story So far ... Borlase 400 Campaign

As we approach the 400th anniversary of our foundation in 1624, the governors and leadership team of the school are looking closely at how to ensure that Borlase is well-placed to develop and thrive over the next 100 years.  

The Borlase 400 Campaign is our ambitious fundraising programme to create a 21st Century learning environment for all our students today and in the future. 

Borlase 400 Campaign Final Phase (Ongoing)

The final phase of the Borlase 400 Campaign began in 2021 and endeavours to secure sufficient funding to drastically improve facilities for the curriculum, health, and well-being of our students at the heart of the school site. It is time to upgrade our ill-equipped Canteen, which is too small to serve freshly cooked food at lunch and breaks. Takeaway food is served in cardboard packaging with bottled drinks and many students stand to eat. The new Canteen would allow a more environmentally friendly approach, and we could accommodate all of our children seating for lunch in two sittings.  We will also be creating a much-needed Biology lab and upgrading the gas supplies to Science.

If you would like to make a gift and support the Borlase 400 Campaign Final Phase, please click here. If you would like more information, please contact our Director of Development, Ilona Cains.

We would like to recognise all donors to the Borlase 400 Campaign in perpetuity.

Borlase 400 Campaign First Phase (Completed) 

The Borlase Sports Campus

Sport is incredibly important to the school’s values and ethos and always has been. The school has always aimed to offer the best possible opportunities for students to participate in and enjoy sport and also for those aspiring to achieve at the highest level to be able to do this at the school and beyond. 

Sport at Borlase has continued to thrive despite the fact that our facilities have fallen short of acceptable standards for many years. Health and wellbeing, both physical and mental, are increasingly important for all students, and it is only right that we provide the best possible facilities for everyone to enjoy, for recreation or performance purposes.

Thanks to the incredible support of our community and our fundraising initiatives including the Borlase Boost and the Borlase Sports Lottery the vision of our new sports campus has been achieved!

The new Sports Campus encompasses:

  • A full-size Sports Hall to accommodate sports such as indoor hockey, basketball, and badminton along with facilitating other sports within the PE and Games curriculum

  • A fully-equipped fitness suite for all to use 

  • All-weather sports pitch 

  • Three netball/tennis courts 

  • A grass football pitch on Quoitings ‚Äč

With special thanks to the Garfield Weston Foundation for helping to make the project a reality

Preserving the Old Buildings

Over the last two years, the school has been successful in bidding for a further £2 million investment to renovate and make safe the roofs and windows of the old buildings, preserving them for future generations. A generous legacy donation has enabled us to open The Stuart Lever Room to make the school archive and special collections accessible to current students and Old Borlasians.