Teaching spaces were provided that consist of a series of learning zones; arranged with large, open plan flexible spaces at the heart of each, with smaller areas of varying sizes located around the perimeter, providing a range of spaces that will adapt to a variety of teaching styles.
This format will support cross–curricular learning, and project based learning as necessary. This will allow students to learn that seemingly disparate subjects can in actual fact interrelate. This combination of varied space types provides the school with a learning environment that has innate flexibility.
Site-wide the proposed scheme provided a new enclosed and covered heart space, formed by constructing a new two storey block in place of the single storey one. This space was then be roofed over to provide an unheated, but covered space.
During our appointment the scope of the project expanded to include an enlarged sports centre facility with community use, greatly enhancing the level of interaction between the school and the local community.