Latymer Upper School

Latymer Upper School

Latymer Upper School is London’s leading fully co-educational school for 11 to 18 year-olds. Latymer proclaims not to be a ‘one size fits all’ school and we ensured that this was the case with our design for their Sixth Form. 

The school wanted to give their Sixth Form area a complete refresh as space previously felt empty and uninspiring. The school also wanted to bring the area in line with their current design and to play homage to their vision, creating an ambitious and grounded school, as well as to accommodate their growing sixth form. 


Pinnacle wanted to make the sixth form area a multi-use space. To accommodate this, structural walls were removed across the room to create more of an open plan space. Within the design, sections for eating, socialising and storage, such as the locker walls, were added to the room. Suspended ceilings were fitted across the room and within that, acoustic panels went in to reduce background noise and echo when the room is use.  

Across the design there are several nods to nature, such as the use of exposed looking wood and the frequent use of the colour green, to evoke the grounded vision of the school.  

The furniture within the space varies dependant on what the section is used for. Tables and chairs were placed in the tea-point section for eating and socialising with friends, comfy chairs and sofas were fitted for socialising and having a break, and tree house units were fitted for smaller group spaces to give the sense of privacy. The tea-point features a green glass splashback and a worktop made of composite stone. 

Within the space, there is feature wall of a vinyl wall graphic of ivy adding to the natural and unique feel of the space.  

Pinnacle also conducted mechanical works to fit the aircon for the space, perfect for reducing the temperature in the summer. 

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