a sustainable rebuild that reinvigorated a failing school
St Peter's is a state school for 420 pupils aged from 4 to 11 and includes a 26-place nursery, which sits adjacent to the main school building.
The existing school was in a poor state of repair when Ofsted gave it ‘Notice to Improve’ in 2010. Our brief was to replace the existing school with a flexible new facility and a fresh philosophy that would inspire young minds. A full consultation process enabled everyone to feel a real sense of ownership and pride in their new building.
The school’s performance rating has since improved to ‘Good’.
A stunning and inspirational school.
Carol Baron, Headteacher
The new building was intended to enable a more creative curriculum to be delivered, so we designed it to encourage excellence and, ultimately, long-term sustainability.
Following inclusive consultations with the teachers, pupils and funders, we developed a school with a pronounced ecological theme. The resulting building is single storey and organised into three distinct elements. The classrooms are located in the two outer sections with open plan communal and sporting facilities sandwiched between them.
A community facility also encourages visitors and extends the schools reach to the local community.