William Perkin Church of England High School, Oldfield Lane North

Sitting within an area currently without its own high school, this academy, specialising in science, will provide places for 1,200 pupils aged 11 to 16 and 250 sixth-formers, in addition to a Special Educational Needs facility. The challenging site has resulted in a carefully positioned structure, occupying the minimal footprint and thus maintaining the green outlook. The acoustically sophisticated structure protects the classrooms and playing fields from the nearby A40.