The Great Hall being built 1956

The Shirley Hall was built on the site of the tennis courts and opened by the Queen Mother in 1957.

Originally called the Great Hall, it was re-named after Canon John ‘Fred’ Shirley, Headmaster from 1935 to 1962.

Assemblies, plays, concerts and public examinations all take place here.

Underneath the Hall is the Pupils’ Social Centre.