Official Opening of the Centre of Innovation

Gowdy JW Derek Baker

Thursday 14th June was a day of celebration at RBAI; the Centre of Innovation was officially opened. RBAI welcomed Mr. Derek Baker, Permanent Secretary, Department of Education, donor Kave Sigaroudinia (RBAI 1986 - 1993) and his parents, along with other esteemed guests, making the ceremony a particularly special occasion.

The new centre will enable pupils to develop more ambitious coursework, equipping them for opportunities in the technology sector, and is the first phase of the £8m upgrade of school facilities.


Part funded through the £2.5m ‘Excellence For All’ campaign, donors and guests heard first hand from enthused pupils who are benefitting from the new facilities.  

It was great to see so many past pupils and supporters returning to school to share in RBAI's exciting future.