Hatcher Prichard Architects designed Norton Hill Primary School for the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership, supported by the DfE. The school, which opened in December 2020, is a new 3 form of entry primary for 630 pupils aged between 4 and 11 years old.
The new Norton Hill Primary School is a mainstream 3 form entry primary school for 630 pupils offering outstanding education across all aspects of the curriculum and emphasising STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) literacy, numeracy and outdoor education . The school will cater for all abilities, backgrounds and needs and will focus on providing educational opportunities within an environment that promotes aspiration and achievement.
The main secure entrance includes access to the reception, administration, interview room and visitors WC, whilst staff are able to gain access to secure communal facilities.
A multi-use hall is used as a dining facility with a servery link to the kitchen, and is within easy reach of a studio and a small hall for music & drama. Teaching spaces have been clustered into key stages with a dedicated group room allocated to each year group. Specialist teaching spaces for DT/Science, Food/Cookery and Music/Drama have been located centrally to limit disruption caused during pupil transit between general teaching and specialist teaching spaces.
The building is a steel frame with ground and first floor of precast concrete planks and a blue/back fibre cement slate roof. The external elevations are built using natural stone, buff bricks and white render with metal windows.
Please visit the Norton Hill Primary School website for more information about the school.
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