Oakfield School has recently moved into its brand new building on Hopewell Road in Hull.
The build was part of the Building Schools for the Future programme and the revised strategy for Special Educational Needs.
Oakfield School offers residential support to children with Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties. Claughtons worked closely with the school to design, build and supply furniture, facilities and spaces that would help them give the best possible support to their pupils.
The new school features an open plan hub at the entrance with resources and comfy seating areas. We also helped to create new specialist teaching rooms, as David Claughton, Director at Claughtons, explains: “We designed and built a state-of-the-art science lab and ICT suite, as well as art, food technology and D&T rooms. And each classroom has its own specialist ICT facilities.
“It was also really important that the pupils had somewhere to relax and socialise between their lessons. So we designed a number of social spaces for them with recreational areas.”
The school also plans to add a gym, a floodlit multi-use sports hall and a pitch for football, rugby, basketball and netball.
Rachel Davies, Headteacher at Oakfield School, comments: “On behalf of the whole school, I’d like to thank Claughtons for their excellent work at Oakfield.
“From day one, they understood exactly what we needed. We found the quality of their furniture and service to be exceptional, and the fact that they managed every single stage of the project made the whole process so much easier for us.”