Our building, The Red House with its dramatic overhang and strong colour scheme, is a physical representation of our creative and aspirational approach.
Our school is designed with spacious studio classrooms, equipped with high quality furniture and learning materials. The school environment includes specialist spaces for making and performance, such as a food hall, a theatre, a dance studio, a recording studio and ‘making’ workshops. Science and design labs will enable learners to be the scientist or designer enquiring into an area, rather than just following instructions.
This environment facilitates learners to achieve academically, while preparing them for their next steps in the world of work. The building extends across four distinct phases, creating a cohesive, all-through learning environment. Our architects have also designed a rooftop play area, which we will be developing in the near future.
Affectionately known as The Red House, Millbay Academy required a very different kind of space to create a simple, robust and permeable school that would encourage openness, sharing, curiosity and enable making in all subjects to be used as a way of thinking and exploring.
This new film, by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, looks through the eyes of children and staff to capture both the philosophy and the everyday life of the school.
The film premiered at Tate Exchange as part of the Making Learning symposium on 24 January 2017 .
The Red House won RIBA SOUTH WEST AWARD WINNERS 2016 and also an award from the Architects’ Journal AJ100.
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