Exciting New Classrooms at Stroud Nearly Complete!

Stroud School is over half way through developing a new KS2 building which is due to be ready September 2020.

Following on the success of its new KS1 building a couple of years ago, the pupils are eagerly watching the process of the new building in the school grounds.

The new building will provide a spacious educational environment, with a very dynamic design.  What should strike visitors immediately on entering the building is how light and bright it will feel: the design includes a large amount of glass to allow natural light to stream in. All classrooms will have direct access to undercover outside areas, allowing all pupils to learn outdoors in all weather. The materials and colours have been chosen carefully to fit in with our natural woodland surroundings.

The soundproof, folding walls between teaching rooms enable collaborative interaction across more open and flexible spaces. These have been used successfully in Finnish schools, which regularly feature in the top five within world education tables. These walls also offer an interactive space, where students and teachers can write together to build topic knowledge.

Once the ground is ready, the modular buildings will be constructed off-site and installed in just weeks, minimising disruption. Stroud School is passionate about limiting its impact on the environment and therefore external cedar cladding will help improve the overall sustainability of the school.

Chris Hopper, Operations Manager, says: “This building will considerably improve existing provision, and is a further development as part of an ambitious period of investment from King Edward VI School to update facilities for future generations.”

Stroud has been awarded the ‘Council for Learning Outside the Classroom’ (CLOtC) Silver Award, a national accreditation that has been endorsed by the Department for Education. This award sits perfectly alongside the School’s ‘Eco Schools Green Flag’, which it has maintained for the past ten years.

Stroud School still has places for September 2020. For more information, email: registrar@stroud-kes.org.uk or telephone 01794 528360.