Twelve months later, they moved into a permanent home – a six (now seven) -storey former office building on Commercial Road, London E1. And the design of the premises reflected the educational philosophies that were determined during years of research by the Trust that had been established to apply for and ultimately run the school, meaning that on the day it opened, the school (which was designed for 420 students) had just eight enclosed general classrooms (none of which had doors), one projector, two clocks and no pinboards. Whilst the specialist spaces – laboratories and workshops – were excellent if more traditional, the school also recognised the role computing would have to 21st century citizens, so excellent wifi coverage was ensured across all parts of the premises.
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