Sir William Borlase's Grammar School

Campaign 2024

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

We have been exploring a range of exciting projects and, before the world changed in 2020, the school had already set out its plans to celebrate its 400th anniversary in 2024 by providing a 21st Century environment for all students.  

Phase 1 - 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 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. 

We will do this by significantly  improving our buildings and facilities.  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.

The new Sports Campus will encompass:

  • 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 

In order to be able to complete the Borlase Sports Campus Project we need to raise the last tier of funding to fully kit out the facility.  If you would like to support us please contact our Director of Development, Ilona Cains at icains@swbgs.com.

We are exploring a range of exciting projects for Phase 2 of our 400th anniversary and will be updating the school community soon!