architecture for schools
Schools reflect our social, environmental and architectural values, as well as the economic and education policies that shape them.
We have worked for around 40 different school clients and won 16 RIBA awards in the sector. Whether new-build or refurbishment, in the state or independent sector, in the UK or overseas, we design our schools as civic buildings to enrich the lives of those who learn and teach in them and the communities they serve.
Sara Grohmann leads our Schools sector.
Schools play an important part in any community. They also have the power to transform education, raise standards and aspirations. Whether through Government schemes like BSF, the move to Academies or working directly with independent schools, we know that a shared design process with the teachers results in the best schools, where our children can reach their goals and become valued members of our communities.
Feilden Clegg Bradley is one of a small coterie of go-to practices for notable educational projects. Clients know the studio is as well-versed in curriculums and pedagogy as it is in the formal qualities of educational enclosures.
Jay Merrick, Architecture Critic
Nursery and Primary
The first years of our children's education have an enormous impact on their future lives, and the buildings they learn in can shape their outlook. We design buildings that give them ownership of their spaces, provide opportunities for curiosity and play and give diverse settings for learning. We work closely with school leadership teams to tailor spaces and deliver schools in which children are successful.
Opportunities for learning outside of the classroom bring richness to education, allowing schools and community groups to access history, culture and science in stimulating environments. We bring our experience of school design
We draw on our knowledge and experience to balance the challenges of localism and globalism. Our work with schools around the world add climate responsive design and new contexts to the knowledge we have built up designing places for education in the UK.