A private school has announced it is on target to complete its multi-million pound state-of-the-art academic hub by the beginning of the next academic year.

The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School in Elstree is investing £20 million into two new buildings that will house 46 new classrooms, for core subjects such as maths, English, modern languages, theology, philosophy and economics.

A new drama studio will also be created.

Building work began back in the spring last year and the school is on course to open the facilities to students during the 2022 summer term.

CGI landscape view of Habs Boys

CGI landscape view of Habs Boys'

The school says the new buildings and facilities are designed to "inspire dynamic teaching and learning", allowing for a more "flexible and adaptable, future-driven approach to teaching".

The academic hub will also include a range of light and airy break-out areas for teaching and studying.

CGI inside the proposed new builidngs at Habs Boys

CGI inside the proposed new builidngs at Habs Boys'

Speaking about the new facilities, Gus Lock, headmaster at Habs Boys' said: "We are currently entering a very exciting phase in the development of our campus. We are lucky to have been able to continue the construction work over the last five months, as we are currently occupying the older classrooms while the work is being completed.

"Our students are understandably excited about using the new facilities, which are modern, spacious and full of natural light. The environment will allow for more versatile approaches to learning and, importantly, enable us to expand our partnership programmes, too."

Mr Lock added: "Our plans don’t stop here. The evolution of Habs is a continuous journey towards excellence with a commitment to providing outstanding education for young people today."

The new STEM building at Habs Girls School

The new STEM building at Habs Girls' School

Last year, Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, unveiled its new £11m STEM building, boosting its IT and science provision.

The new space contains 15 laboratories and a large multi-purpose space for housing lectures and experimental demonstrations.