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Small space, small budget, big ideas

Few school projects have unlimited budgets and extravagant briefs. Northpoint Architects looked to the pupils of Tyneview Primary School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne for inspiration to transform a dark corner of the school library into an inspiring ‘Reading Pod’.

Tyneview Primary School is a mid-size primary school of circa 280 pupils situated in Walker, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, an area which has suffered from the recent economic downturn reflected by the fact that 60% of the children receive free school meals. The school works tirelessly to engage with the community, link with local businesses and provide new inspiration and opportunities for its pupils. This is exemplified by the school’s Primary Inspiration through Enterprise (PIE) scheme which resulted in a recent visit from Princess Eugenie to recognise the school’s outstanding work. 

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