This project has expanded the Ofsted Outstanding Brampton Manor Academy from 10 to 14 forms of entry. It is based around a new building for Year 7 students as a stand-alone resource. The existing accommodation for the academically successful sixth form has also been augmented by a new two storey extension to the existing sixth form buildings.
This new arrangement of the youngest and oldest students located next to each other creates opportunities for pastoral and mentoring partnerships.
The loggias of the principal brick facades relate directly to courtyards and help activate ground floor accommodation with outside functions. Ribbed recessed brickwork panels activate the facades. A new western entrance pavilion enhances routes between buildings and a variety of formal and informal landscaped external spaces. These include an arrival courtyard, sixth form garden, Year 7 playground and new external sports facilities.
“(The project will) significantly enhance not only the learning environment but also the sense of arrival for students and the interface between the school and the wider community”
Design Review Panel, London Borough of Newham