Maple Walk is a new, inspiring, innovative and practical space that incorporates a host of eco-credentials, making it a fun environment in which to learn and play.
Inside we have just what we need:12 classrooms, a multi-purpose hall, a creative arts space and administrative offices and storage. All classes have an interactive white board. Outside there is an all-weather soft surface for play and a climbing wall. In addition, the Reception class area is separated to allow free flow outside play with a Wendy house, sand and water play and bikes.
A more reflective area has been created on the upper playground for children to gather in small groups to chat or read.
To extend opportunities for outside play and sport, the children make extensive use of the nearby Roundwood Park. In the Upper School, pupils use the park at least twice a week for PE. In the summer months, the whole school regularly visit the park for picnic lunches.
Maple Walk is housed in purpose-built accommodation and comes with a host of eco-credentials, including a ground source heat pump for our heating and hot water, solar PV panels for electricity and a growing sedum roof to attract local wildlife.
To read more click here for the BRE (Building Research Establishment) case study.