Castle Wood SEN School, Coventry
We were appointed by Coventry City Council to deliver the first phase of its ‘Inclusion and SEN Strategy’ to transform Coventry’s special schools. The aim was to provide high quality, state-of-the-art provision for the most severely disabled pupils in the east of the city, offering increased opportunities for social and educational integration.
- Interior Design
- Martin Vickery, Coventry City Council
A first-class service from inception to completion. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Sara and her team. Castle Wood is something that Coventry can be proud of.
The £9m primary special school is co-located with Moat House School, a mainstream primary school, which includes a children’s centre which we also designed. The Broad Spectrum Primary School provides 3,750 square metres of accommodation and replaces two existing special schools, Hawkesbury SLD School and Deedmore MLD School.
Co-location with a mainstream school provides increased opportunities for pupils to share resources and activities such as play, lunchtimes, assemblies and curriculum activities. The new building has also been designed to ensure it retains its separate identity and can run independently.
The design of the special school explored the potential to develop facilities that mainstream pupils could use to encourage an inclusive whole-school approach. These facilities include a sensory room, hydrotherapy pool, soft play facilities and outdoor learning environments.
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