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Aureus School

Aureus School is part of a new build residential, business and education complex being built on the outskirts of Didcot (the Great Western Park) in Oxfordshire.

The building, named after the Roman coins found at the site, is arranged around a landscaped courtyard, and overlooks the surrounding countryside. Working with Oxfordshire County Council and GLF Schools, Aureus School has been designed to provide flexible teaching spaces within one central learning facility.

The new eight form entry school will provide for 240 pupils per year. There are eight houses of five teaching groups and, in keeping with the vision for Didcot, will have a focus on STEAM.

Learning spaces throughout the school have various different sizes to accommodate a range of learning options. This includes large hub areas, small group or interview rooms and larger rooms designed to accommodate small groups requiring additional space due to the nature of activities being undertaken.

The new school forms a key part of the new community for the Great Western Park development and provides facilities for local residents, as well as creating a sense of school community spirit for pupils.

The school is positioned next to the UTC Oxfordshire, which opened in 2015 and specialises in life sciences, physical sciences and advanced engineering for pupils aged 14-19. We also designed the recently completed Aureus Primary School.


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DETAILS

CLIENT:

Oxfordshire County Council / Kier

LOCATION:

Great Western Park, Didcot

STUDIO:

Oxford

TYPE:

New Build
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VALUE:

£15.7m

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STATUS:

Complete

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