Primary Schools

TSP have been fortunate enough to have worked on a considerable number of Primary Schools across the South Coast. Good school design matters. It is about the education and life chances of young people. Evidence shows a clear link between well designed schools and pupil performance and behaviour.

TSP have considerable experience in terms of utilising Building Bulletin 103; Area Guidelines for Mainstream Schools and for Primary Schools its predecessor Building Bulletin 99 – Briefing Framework for Primary Schools Projects. We utilise the CABE checklist published in its publication “Creating Excellent Primary Schools – A Guide for Clients” and aim to produce:-

  • A high quality that inspires users to learn and is rooted in the community.
  • A sustainable approach to design, construction, environmental servicing and travel to schools.
  • Good use of the site, balancing the needs of pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclist, and enhancing the schools presence in the community.
  • Buildings and grounds that are welcoming, safe and secure, and inviting to the community while protective of the children.
  • Good organisation of spaces in plan and section, easily legible and fully accessible.
  • Internal spaces that are well proportioned, fit for purpose and meet the needs of the curriculum.
  • Flexible design to support transformation, allowing for short-term changes for layout and use, and for long-term expansion or contraction.
  • Good environmental conditions throughout, including optimum levels of natural light and ventilation.
  • Well-designed external spaces offering a variety of different settings for leisure, learning and sport.

A simple palette of attractive materials, detailed carefully to be durable