Schools + FE

Schools shape all of our lives. As architects, we look to push the boundaries of design and provide the best learning environments for the development of students – both intellectually and emotionally.

We create flexible and varied learning environments, with social spaces for pupils to share, observe and copy others’ behaviour to support their growth. Our imaginative spaces provide a sense of belonging, ensuring students feel safe and at home. At the same time, they enable teachers to adapt and respond to individual needs.

By connecting our indoor spaces with the outside world, we bring learning outdoors – exposing students to nature and taking them away from technology for different educational experiences.

Our drive for improving schools and further education colleges led us to embark on our latest research project, which explores the impact of the physical environment on pupil and staff wellbeing. The findings from this study inform and guide our education projects.

Our specialist experience includes:

  • Refurbishing and repurposing school buildings
  • Repeatable schools
  • Preparatory schools
  • Schools within sensitive settings
  • Boarding accommodation
  • STEM teaching facilities
  • Vocational learning
  • SEN schools and inclusive learning environments
  • Early years and nurseries
  • Modern methods of construction
  • Super graphics
  • Masterplans

Our Schools + FE projects

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Lead contacts

Claire Mantle

— Schools Sector Director
Claire Mantle

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  • Telephone: 0121 234 6440
Dianna Fletcher

— Studio Director
Dianna Fletcher

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  • Telephone: 0207 089 1720
Craig Cullimore

— Board Director
Craig Cullimore

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  • Telephone: 01865 248045

— Board Director
Stephen Miles

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  • Telephone: 0131 297 4310

Our Schools + FE Clients

  • Activate Learning
  • Chesham Preparatory School
  • Claires Court School
  • Durston House School
  • Epsom College
  • Falkirk Council
  • King Edward’s School
  • Oxfordshire County Council
  • Birkdale School
  • Christ’s Hospital School
  • Cokethorpe School
  • Crosfields School
  • Davenies School
  • Highgate School
  • Nishkam School Trust
  • Tudor Hall School
  • Twyford School
  • Bellevue Place Education Trust
  • Green Ridge Trust
  • Khalsa Academies Trust
  • Lionheart Academies Trust
  • The Gallery Trust
  • The River Learning Trust
  • Warriner Trust
  • Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Future Academies
  • Harris Federation
  • Sandwell Council
  • Barking and Dagenham College