Rastrick High School
New maths block and physical impairment suite
A specialist technology college in Calderdale has seen replacement of an existing block to make way for new facilities.
Rastrick High School & Sixth Form College is a large mixed gender school with Academy status, neighboured by the towns of Brighouse and Elland in the heart of West Yorkshire.
The latest project involved constructing a new mathematics centre. Work included replacing the old block as well as providing much-needed toilet and physical impairment (PI) facilities.
The relocation of the maths teaching facilities had been considered within the school’s development plans to rationalise the site and address the changing needs of the school.
Linking the main school and a satellite teaching block, the maths centre building has a glazed atrium and a glass floor that allows light deep into the plan. Swift boxes located on the side elevation provide a home for several birds.
At 1,600sq m, the 3 storey building is constructed from traditionally masonry and steel frame to complement the existing school. New toilets are open plan designed to anti bullying guidelines.
The school was awarded funding from the Education Funding Agency to build this fabulous new teaching block for maths. The new accommodation provides much needed and welcome care facilities for students with physical disabilities. Rastrick High School is the Calderdale Resource Provision for physically impaired students.