Castle Wood Primary, a 2-form entry school based in Lincolnshire, approached us to create a library that their students could feel comfortable and relaxed in whilst reading. They wanted a practical solution where reading would be taken seriously, yet still wanted to achieve a bright, happy learning space for their young students.

Our solution

Keeping in mind the versatile way that children learn, we separated the library into 3 areas – a booth and integrated table for group learning, a casual reading space in front of a lovely large window and a ‘teacher-led’ learning area with foldaway desks and chairs that sit in front of a whiteboard.

Taking flexibility into consideration, we supplied curved units on gliders that can easily be moved to create another group learning environment and we also ensured we provided plenty of storage for all the books.

The outcome

The end result was a bright, airy and colourful library where students can happily choose to read quietly and independently or interact in a group setting.

Following on from the success of the library, we have gone on to kit out two classrooms with desks, chairs, soft seating and tray storage units. And we have been asked to redesign two new reception areas with bespoke reception desks for Castle Wood and another site within the same Academy.