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Sandal Magna Community Academy

School of hard knocks

13-Mar-2015 | By Mark Dudek

A new generation of austerity-era school buildings are set to fail because design has been squeezed out


St John Bosco Arts College by BDP

13-Mar-2015 | By Owen Pritchard

BDP’s St John Bosco Arts College is not a pretty building but it is quite remarkable, writes Owen Pritchard


Sacred Heart Catholic School by Cottrell & Vermeulen

10-Nov-2014 | By Ellis Woodman

Spared the constraint of having to build alongside a working school, Cottrell & Vermeulen was able to completely remodel thesite plan of Camberwell’s Sacred Heart Catholic School, writes Ellis Woodman. Photography by Anthony Coleman


Bond Bryan's school conversion of Alsop's The Public

7-Nov-2014 | By Owen Pritchard

Take a failed £72?million ‘quirky unorthodox art centre’ by Will Alsop. Shut it down after four years. Hire Bond Bryan to convert it into a school


RIBA Awards winners 2014: Schools

19-Jun-2014 | By Yeoryia Manolopoulou

RIBA Awards have been handed to four schools - a building type that symbolises our highest valuess says Yeoryia Manolopoulou


Kingswood School by Mitchell Taylor Workshop

14-Mar-2014 | By Simon Gould

Class of 2014: Kingswood School humanities building, Bath by Mitchell Taylor Workshop


Enterprise South Liverpool Academy by BDP

14-Mar-2014 | By Sue Emms

Class of 2014: Enterprise South Liverpool Academy, Liverpool by BDP


Port Glasgow Community Campus by Archial NORR

14-Mar-2014 | By Kevin Cooper

Class of 2014: Port Glasgow Community Campus, Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, by Archial NORR


Burntwood School by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

14-Mar-2014 | By Paul Monaghan

Class 2014: Burntwood School, Wandsworth, London by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris


Chobham Academy by AHMM

29-Nov-2013 | By

AHMM has applied its trademark futureproofing to this school, located at the heart of the former Olympic Village, writes Rory Olcayto. Photography by Tim Soar


Stephen Lawrence Prize shortlist: Montpelier Nursery by AY Architects


AY Architects has been named among the finalists for this year’s Stephen Lawrence Prize


Attention to details: The Hayes Primary School by Hayhurst and Co

2-Sep-2013 | By

Hayhurst and Co’s Croydon expansion makes the case for fresh approaches to school design, says Felix Mara. Photography by Kilian O’Sullivan


The thinking man’s BSF

29-Aug-2013 | By

AOC’s south London school extension demonstrates the power of teamwork, integrity and above all, thoughtfulness, writes Rory Olcayto. Photography by Timothy Soar


Off with the motley: Langley Hall Primary Academy by AOC

29-Aug-2013 | By Geoff Shearcroft

AOC’s Geoff Shearcroft explains how the practice converted a motley Grade II-listed hall into a more energy-efficient free primary school. Photography by David Grandorge


RIBA Awards 2013: Schools

12-Jun-2013 | By

The number of RIBA National Awards for schools is up by more than 150 per cent on last year, while the regional tally is much the same, with one more project


The Wright stuff: Newlands School by Wright & Wright

8-Mar-2013 | By

Wright & Wright’s school for boys with behavioural problems shows architecture with a serious purpose matters, writes Rory Olcayto. Photography by James Brittain


Nursery School, Berriozar, Navarre, Spain


Javier Larraz, Inigo Beguiristain and Inaki Bergera


Constructing the team: Patel Taylor's Lowther Primary School

29-Nov-2012 | By Patel Taylor

[School design] The client’s ambitious vision underpinned our masterplan for Lowther Primary School, writes Patel Taylor director Andrew Taylor. Photography by Tim Soar


Reschooling Oldham: Aedas

29-Nov-2012 | By Greg Pitcher

[School design] Aedas’ four Oldham schools were among the last BSF schemes to escape the axe. The programme’s scale, budget and civic ambition are unlikely to be seen again. Greg Pitcher goes back to class


Oval teenies: dRMM’s Four Dwellings Primary School

29-Nov-2012 | By

[School design] Prefabricated engineered timber lends itself to an unusual elliptical layout at dRMM’s Four Dwellings Primary School in Birmingham, part of the BSF framework

Lanterns Children\'s Centre, Winchester

Six simple rules to good school design


Hampshire County Council on how they’ve stayed at the forefront of school design since architect Colin Stansfield Smith joined in the 70s

Hopkins\' The Tom Wheare Music School at Bryanston

Hopkins completes another Bryanston School building

2-Mar-2015 | By

Hopkins has released new photos of its third scheme for Bryanston School in Dorset - the recently completed Tom Wheare Music School

Bell Phillips Skinners School

Bell Phillips bags go-ahead for £3.75m school extension

11-Dec-2014 | By Colin Marrs

Bell Phillips Architects has won planning permission for an extension to a Victorian secondary school in Kent


John McCall unwraps £2.2m Welsh youth enterprise centre

26-Nov-2014 | By

Liverpool-based John McCall Architects has completed this youth enterprise and education hub in Denbigh, north Wales

Hawkins\Brown UTC Cambridge

Hawkins\Brown completes 'unapologetic' cor-ten clad college

14-Nov-2014 | By

Hawkins\Brown has completed this £9 million technical college in Cambridge


Scott Brownrigg completes £10m college refurb

6-Nov-2014 | By

Scott Brownrigg has completed a ‘hub’ building and renovated three teaching blocks at North Hertfordshire College in Hitchin

Jestico + Whiles

Jestico + Whiles completes £1.4m school extension

4-Nov-2014 | By

Jestico + Whiles has completed this sixth form centre at Stoke Newington School in London


BDP unveils baseline-busting Liverpool arts college

8-Oct-2014 | By Jim Dunton

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] BDP has completed this 1,100 pupil school in Liverpool - built for £70/m2 less than the government’s current schools target

Bell Phillips Skinners School

Bell Phillips reveals £3.75m school extension

6-Oct-2014 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Bell Phillips Architects has submitted these plans for a new arts and literature building at Skinners’ School in Tunbridge Wells

Buckley Gray Yeoman

Buckley Gray Yeoman completes East London school addition

23-Sep-2014 | By

Buckley Gray Yeoman has completed a new 600m² building for Forest School in Walthamstow, London


ADP extends listed school chapel

15-Sep-2014 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] ADP has added an extension to this grade II-listed school chapel in Leatherhead, Surrey

Ryder Architecture\'s Anderson High School

Ryder submits plans for £40m rural Shetland school

7-May-2014 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Ryder Architecture has submitted plans for this 16,000m secondary school in Lerwick, in the Shetland Isles

Fraser Brown Mackenna

Fraser Brown Mackenna unwraps cor-ten clad classrooms

3-Apr-2014 | By

Fraser Brown Mackenna has completed this £1.2 million classroom block at Carshalton Boys Sports College, in South London


Haverstock's Streatham Hill Special Needs school opens doors

13-Mar-2014 | By

Haverstock has completed this Special Needs school in Streatham Hill, South London


Avanti completes Mile End special needs school

5-Dec-2013 | By

Avanti Architects’ £8 million school for pupils with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties near Mile End has officially opened

Alan Dunlop

Alan Dunlop to extend autism school in Glasgow

15-Nov-2013 | By

Glasgow-based Alan Dunlop to build 1,000m² of additional residential space, respite accommodation and classrooms for children’s charity