West Thornton Primary Academy

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, giving pupils the opportunity to learn where they feel best.

"We are a learning community which creates chances for dreamers, idea makers and innovators to connect, thrive and outperform. We empower our children to use their skills as divergent thinkers, responsible role models and leaders to carve out their own futures, and become extraordinary citizens"
The Synaptic Trust

The internal teaching facilities has been arranged over three floors to both provide the optimum internal teaching environments whilst maximising the extent of external space available for play.

Architect & Lead Designer

London Borough of Croydon
The Synaptic Trust


Re-use of Brownfield Site
Fast Construction

Sustainable Features
‘Very Good’ BREEAM
Super Insulation/Low Air Leakage
High Natural Daylight & Ventilation

Andy is one of our Managing Directors and is responsible for all aspects relating to developing the practice digital strategy.

Andy is heavily involved in the Information Management delivery within the office and is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the management of information processes within a BIM environment on all projects across the practice.