Client: London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
Location: Essex
Status: Complete

Rose Lane Primary School

Known as ‘The Meadow’, the facility is designed to repurpose existing unused accommodation within the ‘infant’ accommodation located adjacent to the nursery, allowing it to be integrated into the main school buildings supporting the engagement of ARP pupils alongside their peers to develop confidence, independence and individual progression.

The masterplan focuses on the pupil movements/flows across the sites physically linking the schools, this being the catalysis for the successful of the amalgamation and removal of historic barriers between schools.  Through extensive consultation with the client, school and other local authority stakeholders the final designs provided a multi-faceted phased solution as well as a drive towards a more sustainable, greener development comprising a new 4 classroom teaching block, SEND ARP provision, and external linking canopy.

Many young people with additional learning needs can make better, more sustained progress when they attend mainstream school. To accommodate the requirement for children aged between 4 and 11 with complex needs, such as autistic spectrum condition and/or other high dependency medical needs an Additional Resourced Provision (ARP) for a min 12 place special needs facility for children was included. The facility is designed to utilise smaller spaces and includes play spaces, a sensory room and a secure outdoor garden with staff working to a very individualised curriculum.