Rosendale Primary School
Since 2011 we have been carrying out improvements, within a very tight budget, to the Grade II listed Rosendale Primary School in south London.
In the first three phases, four classrooms were remodelled, creating vastly improved conditions for both children and teachers, and existing toilets consolidated into a single unisex block.
There is now better circulation and surveillance, more storage, and children benefit from a safer, brighter and more spacious environment.
Our most recent work has consisted of simple, cost effective alterations and a playful extension to the Reception Building to accommodate an extra classroom from Autumn 2018. The 'beach-hut' extension provides additional washroom facilities to meet the needs of the enlarged capacity, featuring a free-flow layout in line with current early years teaching ideology. The stage-set pitched roof facade provides an engaging backdrop to the facing playground outside - complete with seaside-themed sandpit - and supports imaginative play.
Our holistic and sensitive approach inspired the head and governors to ask us to prepare a long-term strategic plan for further improvements, such as reorganising the school buildings, improving the playground, and exploring how to accommodate additional pupil places. The masterplan is helping the school to make the right decisions and supports its funding applications.