Future Schools Trust worked closely with a team of skilled and experiences architects to develop our modern academies and primary school, which introduce a completely new method of teaching that stimulates, inspires and raises the expectations of our students.
Our inspirational learning plazas, provide learning environments for up to 120 students at a time and also act as ‘home bases' for a whole year group, with designated lockers and toilet facilities. The plaza concept provides a IT-rich, flexible environment that promotes a variety of learning settings. Our curriculums are designed so that students spend some 70% of their time in these learning plazas and the remainder in specialist teaching spaces, including futuristic science laboratories, catering suites, art studios, music rooms, dance and drama studios and a sports hall.
The aesthetic and feel of each academy does not look or feel institutional, nor like a traditional school, but instead reflects a 21st century business environments.
We continue to review and develop our learning environments to ensure they reflect the needs of our curriculums. For example, in 2016 we renovated our farm at New Line Learning Academy, which is home to our award-winning Young Farmers' Club. The farm has been at the site for over 35 years but had outgrown its outdated buildings. As part of the renovation project, the club moved into new and improved buildings nearer to the main academy building, which include modern classrooms, a barn, cattle shed, outdoor pens, grazing areas and more.