Melksham Oak Community School

Spaces To Learn

Spaces for learning need to be functional yet inspiring. Perfect for the present yet fit for the future. Designed for learning yet built with wellbeing in mind. At Footprint Architects, we know how to strike that balance.

As specialists in creating educational spaces, we understand how top-quality design shapes experiences at school. Our award-winning projects focus on meeting the needs of the students, helping them be the best they can be.

Listening to your ambitions

We listen to what you want to achieve, ask about your future plans and encourage you to think about sustainability. That gives us the brief we need to create designs that tick all the boxes, whether that’s creating a campus-feel, revitalising tired teaching spaces or starting from scratch. 


Peter Ward, our RIBA accredited design advisor for education, defines the brief for the team. He’ll be on hand throughout the design and construction stages as the Footprint Architects team bring your design to life.


Expertise in education

  • Refurbishing and repurposing school buildings

  • Strategic masterplanning of the existing school estate and future growth

  • SEN schools, including alternative provision

  • Immersive sensory learning environments and pupil referral units

  • Technical design advice

  • Early Years Foundation Stage, primary school and secondary school expansions

  • Sixth form and college developments

  •  Modern methods of construction and prefabricated school builds

  • Carbon Zero and Passive house standard buildings


Our School Projects

Frequently Asked Questions

RIBA Client Advisor

At Footprint Architects, we are the appointed design and technical advisor for school and community developments across London and The South. We share our specialist knowledge, experience to help build spaces that not only meet the brief but are sustainable and fit for the future.


Our specialist experience:

  • Strategic decision-making and formulating the brief

  • Stakeholder consultation and design brief development

  • Feasibility studies and development of option appraisals

  • Review of contractors’ proposals and construction stage

  • Progress reviews and periodic inspection of quality and compliance during the construction process


The People We Work With


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  • BCP Council 

  • Dorset Council 

  • Wiltshire Council 

  • Redbridge Council

  • Lambeth Council 

  • Barnet Council 

  • Melksham Oak Community School

  • The Eaglewood School 

  • Linwood School 

  • Jewell Academy 

  • Downton CE Primary School 

  • Heathlands Primary School 

  • The Woodroffe School 

  • Bournemouth and Poole Collage

  • Bransgore CE Primary School

  • Belmont Mill Hill Preparatory School 

  • Holbrook Primary School 

  • Silverwood School 

  • Magna Academy 

  • Abbeyfield School 

  • Kingdown School 

  • Seven Kings School 

  • Woodford Country High School for Girls

  • Woodbridge High School 

  • Manorside Academy

  • Al Noor Primary School

  • BIM Institute

  • The White Horse Federation 

  • Acorn Education Trust

  • ​Morgan Sindal Construction 

  • Beard Construction 

  • Stepnell Ltd

  • Modulek Ltd

  • Gardiner and Theobald