On Tuesday 17 October 2023, Mary Hare Primary School was announced the winner for 'Project of the Year for Inclusive Design' at the Education Estates Awards!
This particular award is given to a project that supports the special educational needs of the students. This inlcludes the design and the quality of the construction, materials and facilities to support the students' learning. It also needed to show evidence that the new building properly supported their needs through the involvement of students and parents in the design stages, to the testimonials of its use since it has been open.
We are thrilled to have been awarded such a presitgious award, that recognises what a fantastic provision our new Primary School is providing deaf children since it opened in September 2022.
Chairman of Governors at Mary Hare School, Andrew Strivens, shares in his delight of this news:
“Mary Hare is delighted that it’s new purpose-built primary school and dedicated boarding house are the recipients of a major industry award for ‘inclusive design’. This award recognises the multitude of design features for supporting the education of young deaf children, and reflects the excellent team work between the school, architect, builder and many other specialists over a six year period. Interest from families with young deaf children has seen a significant upturn since we opened the new buildings a year ago, some as young as 4 years old.
We wish to thank everyone involved in completing this complex project on time and to budget, and send our appreciation to the award organisers.”
A special thank you goes to Andrew Fifield, who was the architect for this project. This project was also in partnership with Beard Construction.
We have been seeing a significant level of interest in applications for our Primary School. If you would like to book in a visit, click here to fill in this form, and a member of our Admissions teams will be in touch to arrange a visit.