Our vision for Science at Tonbridge

Our current Science facilities have served us well for over 100 years but both science and teaching methods have changed radically since they were built. The boundaries between sciences are blurring more and more as we move into the 21st century. Increasingly, scientists work in collaborative teams bringing together a range of strengths to solve problems in biochemistry, biophysics and physical chemistry. At the same time, advances in technology and Science are transforming our world at an incredible pace, and our students’ future will be filled with leaps in technology we can only imagine.

The aim of the new Science Centre at Tonbridge is to transform the boys’ experience of science and to stimulate aspiration and ambition for a wide range of Science careers.

Central to the design of our new, state-of-the-art science centre is a generous atrium space for lectures, experiments and events. Elsewhere the building will also have areas for group work and private study, project rooms, a greenhouse and a roof top garden.

The main teaching areas for Chemistry, Physics and Biology will be located over three floors, with each subject benefiting from additional spacious and well-equipped teaching laboratories.

In the Lent term the Centre will come to life with some exciting activities including:

Working with the International Space School Education (ISSET), teaming up with astronauts, world renowned scientists and NASA leaders in the UK’s most exciting STEM programme

  • International school science conference
  • Lower school science competition, with local schools
  • Evolution art exhibition
  • Barton Science Centre