John Madejski Academy
The first of the DFES secondary school exemplar designs to be built, Wilkinson Eyre’s kit-of-parts prototype design was modified and developed to suit the specific curriculum demands of the new John Madejski Academy in Reading, which has a sports specialism. Three wedge-shaped learning clusters, linked by bridges at first floor level, sit into the corner of the site, with a careful landscape treatment helping to mitigate road noise.
Containing the majority of the teaching space,
with each acting as a house base for up to 300 students.
The teaching areas are configured here on a non- departmental basis – for example, there are a pair
of science studios in each cluster.
The fourth cluster is more open plan and contains the Learning Resource Centre and more adult activities: vocational study areas, offices for external agencies,
the sixth form social area and staff development centre.
- Completed February 2007
- Reading, UK
- Department for Education and Skills
- £21 million