Primary School Development
Client: Cambridge County Council / Kier Construction
Location: Cambridge
Status: Complete

Fawcett Primary School

Saunders Boston Architects provided full architectural design and lead consultant services working alongside Design & Build Contractor Kier Construction at Fawcett Primary School. The school, part of the Trumpington Federation, is an established Primary school in Trumpington Cambridge.

The on-going development of the land surrounding the school, known as Clay Farm (Great Kneighton), has seen a significant demand for additional school places within the Trumpington area. The project provides additional teaching accommodation (0.5 FE), increasing the school capacity to a 2FE, 420 place primary school,while also providing a new school ‘frontage’ responding to Clay Farm. In addition to the new teaching accommodation, dual principle feature entrances, a new children’s centre and new early years setting are also provided.

The architectural form partially reflects the flat roofed housing developments of Clay Farm, incorporating high parapets, creating ‘clean, crisp’ cladding lines, and ‘box’ forms. This distinction from the remainder of the school ensures the entrances are highly visible and easily identifiable from all the existing Fawcett School site access points as well as the new Clay Farm access.  

Project Scope:

  • Four New Key Stage 2 Classrooms
  • New Entrance & School Admin
  • Children Centre
  • Pre-school
  • Nursery
  • Improvements to Existing Class Rooms


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“We always found Saunders Boston to be helpful and flexible with the various changes we wanted throughout the project and very easy to work with”.

Graham Ingrey, Federation Business Manager