Bonus Pastor Catholic College is a five form entry secondary
school for girls occupying two separate sites; Winlaton and
Churchdown campuses. Central to the design solution was a
requirement to reorganise the layouts of the two sites to enable
greater cohesion across the year groups with a new organisational
model based on whole departments. The reorganised layout reduced
movement which enabled the college to organise the curriculum more
efficiently, improve pastoral care and create an environment for
sustained improvement in teaching and learning.
The new buildings were occupied by the approximately 750 pupils in
September 2012.The existing school was fully operational during
construction works and as a result the new school buildings had to
be constructed considerably closer to the popular local amenity,
Green Chain Walk. As a result the external envelope was developed
using a colour palette associated with the woodland and reflect the
changing nature of those colours through the seasons, whilst also
providing a contemporary finish to the school.
Both buildings are designed as a series of interlocking spaces,
rather than rooms off corridors, with break out and circulation
spaces providing opportunities for informal learning and display.
Glimpses from one space to another allow for practical supervision
as well as creating a sense of journey between the activity areas
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