Entry to the campus is via a large arrival plaza in front of the theatre on the western edge of the site and the theatre, pavilions, dining hall and sports hall form a west to east spine across the campus, loosely inspired in their orientation and architectural typology by Westminster Abbey.
These four stone-clad buildings have been inspired by the generous volumes and vertical proportions of the Abbey, using the same language of monolithic stone elements with large stone ribs and pillars that reference the buttresses of the 10th century building.
The boarding houses on the eastern edge of the campus have been designed with the pupil’s well-being in mind, with each being broken down into a series of ‘family’ groups with each house having its own front door leading to a shared ground floor with kitchen, gym, study room and lounge and all leading to a courtyard to create an active social hub.
The teaching buildings are largely red brick with pitched roofs and dynamic brick and glazed gable walls, referencing Victorian school houses, and are orientated as a series of long linear blocks but defined by their own formal colonnaded courtyards.
These buildings will be linked by a learning resource spine over two stories that runs along the north-south axis of the campus and is the glue that binds the different teaching and learning zones together.