Barking, Dagenham & Newham

Little Ilford School PSBP Barking, Dagenham & Newham

Formerly a state secondary school housed within an estate of 1950s/1960s education buildings in the London Borough of Newham, the school now provides high-quality, flexible, and well-considered new accommodation for a 10FE (1500 pupils) multi-cultural cohort, and will benefit both the school and the local community. In addition, a specialist 25-place facility for students with behavioural and learning issues is provided.

The school’s original sports hall has been retained, refurbished and supplemented with new changing and teaching facilities.

The footprint has been influenced by the site constraints whilst the internal layout effectively reflects the detailed requirements for efficient delivery of the school’s proposed curriculum. With accommodation arranged over four stories, navigating the school is simple and legible via rational circulation routes. Creating an efficient building footprint the design maximises the area of the site that can be given over to landscaping.