West Jesmond Primary School, Newcastle

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Simon Hatcher was the architect for West Jesmond Primary while he worked for Parsons Brinckerhoff, a new 3 form entry school for 630 pupils. The school was judged Outstanding by Ofsted in May 2015 then soon became a National Teaching School.

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Hatcher Prichard Architects Bristol Cardiff_West Jesmond Primary School Glass Wall

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Hatcher Prichard Architects Bristol Cardiff_West Jesmond Primary School Children Lining Up

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Hatcher Prichard Architects Bristol Cardiff_West Jesmond Primary School Boy Studying

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Hatcher Prichard Architects Bristol Cardiff_West Jesmond Primary School Children in Corridor

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Hatcher Prichard Architects Bristol Cardiff_West Jesmond Primary School Upstairs Corridor

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Hatcher Prichard Architects Bristol Cardiff_West Jesmond Primary School Balcony

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Hatcher Prichard Architects Bristol Cardiff_West Jesmond Primary School Library

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Hatcher Prichard Architects Bristol Cardiff_West Jesmond Primary School Teachers

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Hatcher Prichard Architects Bristol Cardiff_West Jesmond Primary School Children Silhouette

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Hatcher Prichard Architects Bristol Cardiff_West Jesmond Primary School Elevation C

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Hatcher Prichard Architects Bristol Cardiff_West Jesmond Primary School Elevation B

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Hatcher Prichard Architects Bristol Cardiff_West Jesmond Primary School Elevation D

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Hatcher Prichard Architects Bristol Cardiff_West Jesmond Primary School Elevation A

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Hatcher Prichard Architects Bristol Cardiff_West Jesmond Primary School Elevation E

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Hatcher Prichard Architects Bristol Cardiff_West Jesmond Primary School Landscape

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The building has 28 classrooms, open learning areas, a library and a music suite with full stage lighting facilities. Technology is an integral part of learning within the school which uses tablets freely in a wireless capacity. The design is energy efficient and sustainable, including features such as a wood pellet biomass boiler. Active, healthy living is encouraged with a soft play space for reception classes, a full size netball court, football pens, and a traversing wall.

Please read what key client members have to say about working with Simon Hatcher on this project:

Head Teacher

Governor

Corporate Project Manager. Newcastle Upon Tyne

Chief Executive. Local Education Partnership

Technical Manager. Contractor

Landscape Architect

Please visit the West Jesmond School website for its view on the building, and read the views of the local newspaper for more details.

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