Sixth Form Facilities
The design of sixth form facilities often offers a particularly good opportunity to educate and inspire students about what high quality architecture can deliver. A sixth form centre is often a high profile part of a school campus – and can have a positive impact on recruitment and retention of sixth form pupils.
When designing for sixth formers we enjoy involving students in the design process through design workshops and focus groups. Students’ ideas and preferences can be incorporated into the design, leading to increased student commitment to the project, student voice and active citizenship. We are also happy to arrange a programme of construction phase seminars and building site tours to inform and educate students about the construction process and possible career options. This leads to increased knowledge, leading to self-confidence and informed decision making for students.
We have experience in designing sixth form library and study spaces, careers libraries, IT hot desk study spaces, tutorial and meeting rooms, common rooms and sixth form café areas. Flexible seminar spaces, lecture theatres and outdoor social areas with balconies have also been included. In our experience sixth form pupils respond positively to a high quality, more adult learning environment and will treat new facilities with respect.
Bespoke sixth form facilities include:
-St Peter’s School sixth form building
-Tolworth Girls’ School phase 1 sixth form centre
-Guildford County School – B Block sixth form facilities