Is your school feeling the squeeze?
Last week more than half a million families found out which primary school their children will attend in September, with early indications suggesting that one in six missed out on their preferred choice!
An article in the Telegraph* revealed that one in four primary schools are said to be either full or over capacity and the crisis is likely to continue as around 300,000 more primary pupils are set to enter schools by 2020…
The booming birth rate, immigration and families moving house to be near popular schools are being blamed for the shortfall.
Is your school affected?
At Whitespace we don’t profess to have all the answers, but we do have extensive experience in space planning and interior design of schools and colleges across the North West and are confident that we can maximise the space available to you. We’re here to help your school evolve and overcome challenges such as overcrowding.
We believe there is a real need to develop high levels of flexibility within the learning environment, whereby classrooms can be converted for any number of uses or teaching styles. Additional places can also be created by converting non-classroom areas, enabling you to relieve the immediate pressure.
It’s fair to say we have an in depth understanding of our subject, having a huge range of projects to our name (see for yourself here), from library refurbishments to complete fit outs. We’ve helped develop much more powerful uses of space and have been able to react to the ever changing nature of education. From receptions and dining areas to corridors and classrooms, our extensive knowledge and expertise will help you make the most of the space you have.
We appreciate that many education establishments have limited funds, so we work with you to design an environment that works for you and your budget. Working around the school timetable, we deliver projects on time and with minimal disruption to you or the students.
Call us on 03300 415 119 to arrange a no-obligation consultation, we’d love the opportunity to share our knowledge with you.
*Info – The Telegraph