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Baseline designs for a 240 place primary school and 26 place nursery
The design shown is for a compact single storey building for 240 junior pupils. Key features of the design are that:
all classrooms have direct access to the outdoors
toilets are grouped together with an open-plan hand-washing area for better staff supervision
all classrooms are orthogonal, 7.2 metres deep and lit from both sides by daylight
the design shows 55 metre square classrooms and a large shared practical area (an alternative design within the same gross area would provide 62 metre square classrooms and a small food /practical resources room)
the distinction between the hall, kitchen and classroom suites allows the structure of each to be considered separately, maximising cost efficiency
the classroom and administration suites could form a separate block on a school site where the hall is being retained
roof lights bring daylight into circulation areas
air is drawn across the classrooms and out through high-level windows ensuring good ventilation
services and security are zoned to allow for different uses of the school
the main reception provides a controlled entry point for visitors with easy access to the hall for after-school community events