Bishop Loveday classroom block


Bishop Loveday C of E School, Oxfordshire.

Inspired by the concept of a parallelogram, to maximise the use of South-facing light, the design of the two new classrooms is a response to the need for a more ’grown-up’ learning environment for KS2 pupils. This marks a second phase of our work with the school.

The corners of the parallelogram accommodate outdoor teaching spaces, protected by a timber pergola and incorporate fully-glazed, sliding-folding screens. The building is set in a green field, heavily landscaped site and is sensitively clad in Western red cedar. All rooms are naturally ventilated and have high level windows, roof lights and louvres. The classrooms replaced a former 30-year old Portacabin which remained in use during the construction period.

Phase one works comprised a new reading room and refurbishment to the reception classroom, which complement the geometrical design features of phase two.

  • Natural ventilation
  • Covered outdoor classroom
  • Highly insulated
  • Sustainable cedar cladding
  • SIPS panellised off site system 

Role: Architects and Contract Administrator

‘Thanks for all your help with the year 6 build the children and staff just love it!!!’ Chris Woodward, Headteacher

  • Role: Architects and Contract Administrator
Bishop Loveday classroom block


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