Elm Court School
Elm Court School opened in Elm Park SW2 in March 2009 and is operating as a special education needs, fully extended service school, with capacity for 100 pupils at key stages 3 and 4.
The refurbishment of the old Strand Grammar School to meet BSF standards has breathed new life into a local landmark. The project was named Best Design for a Remodelled Building at the 2009 Excellence in BSF awards. The building has also been identified by English Heritage as an example of good practice in the refurbishment of historic buildings.
The building, designed by JM Architects and build by Apollo Education provides:
- A new atrium in the heart of the building, enhancing the openness of the building and creating a place of orientation and congregation
- An amphithetre creating a drama space
- Multi use games area
- New glass enclosed stairways
- Purpose built practical teaching areas
- Art design technology facilities
- Energy efficient air handling systems
- Indoor sports hall
- Community access out of school
- ICT Suites.
This film is about the new building for the Elm Court School, a special educational needs school in the borough. The school has recently moved to a refurbished Edwardian school building. The school's headteacher, Bill Hutcheson explains how the design of the building has sympathetically restored the old building while combining the latest in design and technology to remodel it and make it fit for purpose. The project won a prestigious national award as the best design for a remodelled school in 2009. This YouTube video opens in a new window.
Elm Court School
020 8674 3412