Kettering Buccleuch Academy
Kettering Buccleuch Academy a new, all-through school with an intake of 1800 children ranging in age from 4 to 19. It is part of the United Learning group of schools. The brief demanded a building that expressed the unity of the school whilst also expressing the identities of the primary and secondary elements. Equally important was the school's desire to forge closer links with, and have a higher profile in the community.
The academy is organized around a central hub of accommodation comprising the main performance spaces - theatre, drama studios, primary hall and studio, with open plan art studios above. A triple-height atrium wraps around this hub providing access to the secondary school's three teaching wings and a ribbon of paired primary classrooms wrapped around an enclosed private courtyard.