Netley Primary School Additional Resourced Provision
London Borough of Camden
It accommodates sixteen students for gradual integration into appropriate parts of the mainstream curriculum of Netley Primary School. The building also re-houses the community centre, whose main purpose is to offer IT instruction and literacy classes to adults under the HeadStart programme. It also includes a small crèche. The centre develops skills which will enable adults, especially young mothers, to enter the labour force, and is particularly focused on the immigrant community living in the area. The design of the facility was focused on bringing daylight into the building. Tall windows in the classroom spaces allow the children a view outside. The interior finishes were selected to stimulate the unique learning needs of the children with autism. Leaning ‘wave effect’ walls give the rooms a dynamic quality and create playful learning spaces. An outdoor courtyard forms a bridge between the existing school and the new building where the children can play in a safe environment.