The Bishop of Winchester Academy
One of the first schools to move from BSF funding to the academy framework, the new school increased from 750 pupils to 1250, including 200 places for 6th form students. The solutions were to analyse and retain parts of the existing school building and provide a new build intervention that will give the desired accommodation, reinvent the image of the school and act as the glue to bind the retained disparate elements of the school. The extent of the refurbishments range from light touch to heavy remodelling, based on existing condition. The client had an innovative brief for the 6th form, offering students a range of subjects to cover all abilities and strengths. Together with the core teaching spaces, the school will provide opportunities for real life enterprise. For example, we have created spaces for a retail environment, catering and incubators units, therefore offering student’s direct vocational experiences with professional start up companies. There is also a cafe space off the main dining space which will offer an alternative dining experience.