Rotherhithe Primary School: Clear, Civic and Connected

20 October 2023

RIBA Journal Rotherhithe Primary School

Part of an ambitious school rebuilding programme by the London Borough of Southwark, Rotherhithe Primary School replaces the existing two form-entry school with a three-form entry primary on the same urban site.

Set in an unusually generous playground, we worked with the council and the school staff to create a school set within its own landscape that would be a safe, vibrant and stimulating environment for the children to learn and play in. “I just spoke, and was amazed to see the ideas appear. They listened intently.”  said Galiema Amien-Cloete, head teacher of the school, describing the design process.

“The result is a rare thing: a large high quality, well-landscaped bespoke school building in a poor area.” concludes Hugh Pearman, writing about the school in RIBA Journal.

Read the full Building Study here: