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By Stuart Eatock

Richmond Schools

Richmond Education and Enterprise Campus to provide a unique and innovative learning experience

Having been selected through competition, ECE has prepared a Reserved Matters planning application for a new 11-16 five form entry secondary school incorporating Clarendon SEN School on the Richmond College site.

The project contributes to the school provision in Richmond by providing 750 secondary school places, while the Special Educational Needs School will provide purpose designs space for up to 115 students. Creating a combined school provides unparalleled opportunity for collaboration and integration of staff and students, while the campus environment allow the development of skills across a wide range of courses and subjects.2

The EFA Superblock baseline was adopted as a starting point for the design, because of its efficiency. The schools are arranged around central spaces, shared facilities, social areas and the main halls. These are ‘wrapped’ by general and specialist teaching accommodation. The dining atrium provides a central hub where the two schools connect.

ECE Managing Director, Stuart Eatock, said:

“The campus approach, including Richmond College, will mean that staff expertise and shared facilities will be more accessible to students. There is a real opportunity for seamless joint curriculum development between the schools and college allowing for transition planning between them.”

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