The three form entry school, with an integrated 52 place nursery, is formed primarily in brickwork with a combination of dual and single pitched metal covered roofs which are extended at certain corners to form sheltered play areas.

The single storey building form is arranged around a central circulation street which acts as a spine to the school and provides access to three distinct wings, providing accommodation for the nursery and key stages 1 and 2.

The street was designed to be an extension of the learning environment. Class bases and halls can be fully or partially opened to it to allow overspill for internal learning, dining or for the creation of a larger performance space.



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“What a cathedral for learning!”David Miliband, Former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Data

Client South Tyneside Council
City Newcastle upon Tyne
Completion February 2011
Value £8m
Area 3,541sqm

Awards

Highly Commended Local Authority Building Control
Winner British Council for School Environments

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