The project won the award for ‘Inspiring Learning Spaces’ which is a testament to the unique learning spaces within the school.
West Thornton Primary Academy is a 2 Form Entry primary school catering for up to 420 pupils. The classrooms at the academy have been deliberately oversized to cater for the unique learning environments that the client utilises.
The academy goes away from the traditional desks and chairs approach in favour of having a more flexible, open learning environment.
This gives pupils the opportunity to learn where they feel best.
West Thornton Primary Academy – Canterbury Hub is part of the Synaptic Trust who describe their mission as:
We exist to provide learners with a safe community in which to grow, develop and thrive, taking greater ownership over their own learning and developing the confidence to move forward confidently and successfully with their lives and in harmony with others. We believe that children are capable of great things, our place is to build this belief in them and provide them with the opportunities to demonstrate it.
The project was in collaboration with the London Borough of Croydon and the Synaptic Trust
More award success at Education Estates
The Education Estates Awards aim to ‘Celebrate Excellence & Achievement in Education’.
This is another award that the practice has won along with a string of previous award wins including ‘Architectural Practice of the Year’ at the South Coast Property Awards.
Additionally you can read more about this unique project here.
Finally congratulations to the design team on this prestigious award!