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The Dyson Building will be an innovative new centre for education at Gresham’s.
Sir James Dyson at Gresham’s School with Chairman, Michael Goff and Headmaster, Douglas Robb

Sir James Dyson, Founder of Dyson and Gresham’s alumnus, has donated £19 million to Gresham’s School in Holt, Norfolk to enable a new centre for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education. It will be located at the heart of Gresham’s Senior School, and aims to be completed by September 2021.

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“I think it’s only right that I give back to the school that provided me with such a wonderful education.”

Watch Sir James Dyson talk to ITV News about the Dyson Building project.

The centre will inspire and educate more brilliant young minds.

Sir James Dyson

Gresham’s is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 2 to 18.

At Gresham’s, there’s no limit to what your child can achieve. With an idyllic 200 acre countryside setting just four miles from the north Norfolk coast, every child has the opportunity to discover their interests and realise their potential.

By creating state of the art spaces I hope that we can foster, inspire and educate more brilliant young minds. I am so pleased that Gresham’s will be leading the charge.
Sir James Dyson Founder of Dyson and Gresham’s alumnus
The building will enable new approaches to teaching, encouraging project work and collaboration. Spaces will be equipped with the latest technology to ensure the highest levels of teaching.
Douglas Robb Headmaster
We want to produce the innovators of the future that aren’t just good at one thing but understand how a variety of disciplines work together to generate exciting possibilities.
Alastair Gray Head of Art and Design

Latest News

Sir James Dyson rewards Gresham’s with £19m for allowing him to study free after his father died

Sir James Dyson has donated £19 million to his alma mater where he and his brother boarded on scholarships after the death of their father, who taught at the school.

The Times

Sir James Dyson says thank you to old boarding school for his scholarship by making £19m donation

The billionaire inventor and his brother were allowed to stay on at Gresham's School in Holt, Norfolk, for free after their father Alec Dyson, a teacher at the school, died of cancer in 1958.

iNews

'An immense impact' - Sir James Dyson donates £19m for education centre at his former school

Education at Gresham's School in Holt, Norfolk is set to be revolutionised by a £18.75 million donation from former pupil and billionaire inventor, Sir James Dyson.

The EDP

Sir James Dyson donates £19m to his old boarding school as a thank you for giving him scholarship

Billionaire inventor Sir James Dyson has donated nearly £19m to his old school as a thank you for letting him study there for free following the death of his father.

The Telegraph