Bishop Wordsworth's School

We undertook detailed design and CA roles for the new sixth form block within the Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Salisbury for The Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education and rated BREEAM “Very Good”.

This was a very confined site with restricted access, and construction was during the busy term time of the functioning school.

Six classrooms, ancillary offices, and student common room are accommodated within the ‘L’ shaped building with cloisters which wrap around an external courtyard. The building backs onto Salisbury Cathedral and provides magnificent views from the first-floor oriel windows.

The detail design took account of the historic setting, being within a Conservation Area and Site of Special Archaeological Interest. This included the integration of local handmade facing bricks and tiles, and terne coated stainless steel roofing. All spaces are naturally ventilated, incorporating stack ventilator chimneys.

This was the first school building in Wiltshire to be awarded ‘Secured by Design’ by Wiltshire Police, a crime prevention initiative.



Bishop Wordsworth's School






Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education