St John’s is a private co-educational school for children from age 4 to 18 situated on two parkland campuses totalling 23 acres on the Ridgeway between Enfield and Potters Bar in the Green Belt north west of London.
In a further phase of the improvement of the senior school campus following the creation of new state of the art changing rooms on the north side of the sports hall, six larger classrooms are planned for the north side of the sports hall to replace smaller classrooms in the existing listed building St Nicholas House, a former hunting lodge in Enfield Chase. The new classrooms are arranged on two floors, the upper one accessible from a ramped approach through the existing trees sheltering North Ride, a route from the former stables into the Chase. A veranda, replicating that to the new changing rooms, shelters this upper level access from the south sun and inclement weather, and provides support for a 36kw array of solar photovoltaic panels to offset fossil fuel use.
Planning permission was secured in June 2021, and enabling works will commence on site in July 2022.