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Category: School design

Need a break from the classroom?

It is reported that stress levels among England’s teachers are soaring, with some saying that it’s the biggest cause of staff absence!
Although workload is often blamed for the cause of such stress, the surroundings and facilities available in the school/college…

Improving the mealtime experience…

It’s lunchtime and a queue of hungry diners are waiting to eat freshly cooked, home grown organic food.  This might sound like the scene in a chic café in Covent Garden, but it’s actually Rockmount Primary school in Croydon, London.
Yet,…

Choosing the right school is one of the most important decisions in life…

…for both parents and students
Up and down the country schools and colleges are welcoming children and parents to tour their facilities as part of their open days. While the majority will do their homework beforehand by looking up the latest…

Cash, holidays, laptops…

These are just some of the things parents are promising their children for passing exams!  But what are schools and colleges offering to attract students to their education establishment? Whilst parents and students will look for a school or college…

How will schools accommodate 20 per cent extra pupils?

After a number of years of slight decline in numbers, the prospects for English secondary schools intake over the next twenty years will certainly mean that administrators are going to have to be highly creative when it comes to space.
The…

Secondary Schools now starting to feel the squeeze…

With only a few weeks left before schools break up for the summer, are you ready for the new influx of students come September?
Recent press reports have suggested that the pressure on state school places in England has spread from…

learning from schools

What we’ve learnt at school.

Ask any teacher how they manage to imbue knowledge to their charges and you’ll probably get a whole range of answers.
Enthusiasm for the subject, inspiring content and no doubt the constant repetition and reminder that will eventually allow facts and…

Could you pass the driving test?

One of the most nerve-racking experiences we’re ever likely to face is taking our driving test. But, as the driving test reaches it’s 80th anniversary, is it set to get a whole lot harder?  The Institute of Advanced Motorists is…

Confucius says “You cannot open a book without learning something…”

Research undertaken by Save the Children has revealed that every year around 130,000 children in the UK leave primary school unable to read well!  That’s a shocking statistic in this day and age.  Poor literacy by the age of 11…

It’s May and that means just one thing for students – Exams!

Sleepless nights and days spent cramming information into their heads, yes; exam season is well underway… But, according to studies by the NSPCC the number of young people in Britain seeking counselling over exam stress has increased by 200% in…