about The Stables

65% funded
Thanks to your donations, we’ve raised £65,434.39 of our £100,000.00 target - thank you!

What is The Stables?

The Stables will be the new eating area for students at Ringwood School from September 2022. Working alongside our Catering provider and local interior design company KTM Design, this space will offer a modern, clean and consistent environment with capacity for 250 students to eat at any one time.

We hope to totally re-configure our service area to allow for a faster flow of students which will reduce queuing times. Our catering offer will include a layout and flow to replicate the feel of high street brands that we know our students love.

The animation below gives an insight into our aspirations:

Fundraising efforts

Funding has been obtained from the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s Condition Improvement Fund (CIF). This was part of a wider bid to ensure the space can be fully committed to become a fixed dining space. £2.3m of funding was awarded, of which nearly £100,000 will be spent on refurbishing this area.

But, we need your help! We want to ensure we can provide the very best quality experience for our students, who we know have had to endure many years of finding spaces around the school site to eat in inclement weather when the main hall is out of use due to other events.

Who will it support?

The opportunities provided by The Stables are endless. Not only will 250 students be able to sit and eat in comfort, but during the school day the space will be used for breakout work including supporting our student run clubs and activities, as Sixth Form study area and general socialising venue.