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Eden Girls' School

The Eden Girls' School project creatively reuses an existing three-storey 1980s office building to create a safe, secure and happy learning environment for the girls, enriched by an inclusive faith ethos.

The design of the building has captured the ethos of a Tauheedul education (now Star Academies), including a flexible design to accommodate future growth. “Giving something back” is fundamental to the school’s philosophy, and all of its students enjoy planning innovative ways to raise money for charities, connecting the students to their local community.

Eden’s project-based civic curriculum teaches young people critical life-long leadership skills such as collaboration, resourcefulness and accountability. Students take on increasingly responsible leadership roles that culminate in Civic Leadership Projects in which they identify a community concern, and then plan, execute and evaluate a project to address.

The school brand graphics and language are calm and mature, promoting respect, importance of self-discipline, care, compassion and tolerance. Passive supervision is provided through the large quantity of glazed screens and door vision panels throughout the building.

There was minimal space available for a safe external recreation area. External car parks were redesigned to provide hard and soft play areas for pupils, together with parking and drop off areas.

To enhance wellbeing, openings in the basement car park roof were created to increase natural light and ventilation. The school provides three sports courts, a fitness studio, a library and a reflection centre. External areas include a beautiful garden and playground, and there are table tennis facilities in the basement.


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DETAILS

CLIENT:

Star Academies

LOCATION:

Slough

STUDIO:

Newcastle

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VALUE:

£8.7m

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STATUS:

Complete