Leading innovation has resulted in a purpose-built school that includes 10 general classrooms, 3 specialist classrooms, a multi-purpose hall, kitchen, dining space, soft play and sensory areas. The internal design considered durability of finishes and health and safety to facilitate safe and functional surroundings.
The school shares a site with multiple users, including a pupil referral unit, Orwell Sexual Health Clinic and Inspire Suffolk (a charity dedicated to supporting young people). We arranged site user meetings prior to and during construction to accommodate the different needs of these organisations. These meetings influenced our design – for example, the building had to be robust and incorporate pitched roofs to deter roof climbers.