West Brockley's John Stainer primary school, the happiest place on earth, has submitted plans to expand the magic kingdom from one to two forms of entry. The plans include:
A new build extension which compliments and respects the historic fabric of the original building, providing a further 7 class bases and ancillary spaces, together with the replacement of the main hall, kitchen and associated spaces to meet the increase in pupil and staff numbers.
It will provide functional school accommodation within the new build extension which is to be linked into the existing main school block which has been improved with minimal internal remodelling and the creation of a new main school entrance/reception lobby.
The new extension directly links with all levels of the school and combined with a reorganisation of existing internal classrooms provides integrated learning spaces. The extension is designed to sit compactly on the site and take up as little external space as possible to maximise the available areas for external play on this constrained site.
The new nursery building will replace the temporary classroom blocks and be linked to an existing outbuilding which houses the after school club. The layout has been designed to include shared core facilities for both the after school club and nursery as these will generally operate at different times with the ability to securely lock off one use from another if required.