Old Moat Primary School

Completed in July 2012, Old Moat Primary School is a 2FE primary school, with associated 60 place day care base for 0-3 year olds and specially resourced Children Centre Assessment Provision for 5-7 children. The building is part 2 storey / part 1 storey of approx 2900m2 in total.

The community facilities are placed at the front of the school with the main hall visible from Old Moat Lane. A double storey height glazed main entrance sits alongside the hall with the school’s offices and support spaces nearby.

The main site constraint was the need to retain the existing building whilst constructing the new school. This gave the team the opportunity to set the building back from the road and present more visible green space at the front to passers by. Having green space at the front of the site also allows the school to dedicate some of it to community use.

Many spaces in the heart of the building have been designed for flexibility. The upper floors have also been carved away to create double height pockets and maximise the amount of natural light filtering down to ground floor.