Val Lyons – Head Teacher (Retired)

In February 2009 we moved into our stunning new school building created specifically for our community of 600 pupils. It was everything we had hoped for and more. The key to this was a perfect relationship between us the school, and Simon the architect. This was crucial in developing an exciting, unique building which matched our clear vision for education and maximised the considerable constraints of a challenging site.

It was a huge advantage for us, having an architect who we rapidly saw as part of our team, who inspired trust and confidence and shared our innovative and creative approach. West Jesmond is a superb school building. After a full year in operation we can say with confidence that it works brilliantly and embodies the outstanding reputation and aspiration of our school, just as we had hoped.

Head Teacher (Retired) for West Jesmond Primary School