The scheme to expand Brampton Manor Academy from 10 forms of entry to 14 is based around the provision of a new building for Year 7 students as a stand-alone resource. The existing accommodation for the academically successful sixth form (Years 12 and 13) is to be consolidated through 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 provides opportunities for a pastoral and mentoring partnership.
The loggias of the principle brick facades relate directly to courtyards and help activate ground floor accommodation with outside functions. The proposals also include a new western entrance gate, enhanced pedestrian links between buildings and a variety of formal and informal landscaped external spaces.
“(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