Imberhorne School provides great education for around 1,700 pupils, but currently, there is very little indoor space for sport and other activities such as music, drama and dance.
Imberhorne is the only school in the whole of West Sussex which does not have a Sports Hall, despite it being classified by Ofsted as an Outstanding School.
We are raising funds to enable a state of the art facility to be built. Such a facility will also benefit the wider community as it will promote sport and performing arts for everyone - we plan that it will be available for all to use.
In January Mid Sussex District Council granted planning permission for an indoor sports hall with changing facilities, purpose-built studio for drama, dance and performing arts, plus two classrooms for PE theory and general use on the Imberhorne Lane site. The building will be located to the left of and behind the Sixth Form bungalow at the back of the school near the athletics training facility.
The building cost is estimated at £2m which was some way beyond the £1.3m promised by WSCC with £200,000 from the school but County Councillors have now agreed to provide an additional £0.5m in order to include two classrooms and the proposed studio within the project.
Work began on the site in July 2012 and the expected completion date is July 2013. The progress is now highly visible and we would like to thank everyone who has supported our fund-raising so far. However, there is still work to be done to fulfil our commitment of £200,000 to the project. Please see the rest of this page to find out how you can help and support us, perhaps by being involved on the committee, coming along to an event or by making a donation?
Sports Hall Fundraising Committee