At US$126 million (then AU$120 million, £78 million) The Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet Campus was, when constructed in 2012, the most expensive school building in Connecticut. It went on to win the 2016 A4LE MacConnell Award so we had a chat with Jim LaPosta, the Chief Architectural Officer at JCJ about it.
When you reject innovative teaching methods and architecturally designed school buildings you’re being equally brave argues Toby Young. Here he discussed with us the establishment of West London Free School in Hammersmith and the reasons behind their decisions to go ‘back to basics’ there.
In 2009 a group of parents from the Wapping, Shadwell and Limehouse districts of East London got together to talk about the secondary education provision within their community. Even though Wapping had been an admissions priority area for over ten years, theirs was a part of the borough where single-sex post-eleven education remained the norm and the demographic had led to many local schools becoming stratified along lines of both gender and ethnicity.