Based in the London Borough of Hillingdon, Queensmead is a co-educational academy for students aged 11 to 18 with an outstanding academic record and a reputation for excellent standards.
In line with their ethos, ‘excellence through learning,’ Queensmead wanted to encourage students to stay on at school and continue their further education. They approached Pinnacle to help modernise the sixth form common room with an appealing open-plan study facility.
|Number of Students||1200 (6th form 150 approximately)|
|Location||Ruislip, North Harrow|
Designing a cohesive Sixth Form Common Room
Pinnacle wanted to develop a sixth form space, which was practical with a contemporary feel, and which differentiated from the rest of the school. Creating a mature and versatile environment helps prepare the sixth former’s bridge the gap and transition between school and university.
We created university-style meeting spaces for senior students, ideal for networking, brainstorming, and discussion. These included wigwam tables, complemented with polytone seating and a green banquette-style seating at the heart of the common room.
We included individual den booths for quiet and focused learning.
An open planned seating area for lunch and refreshments, which can be purchased from the servery.
We installed open plan washrooms with full height cubicles, inspired by a recent new build, to help minimise disruption and provide a better learning environment.
Sixth Form Common Room
Having worked with Queensmead for several years we were truly excited when the opportunity for the re-design of the 6th Form came along. Working closely with the school our interior designer produced a number of options, and the chosen option was selected to meet the client’s budget for the project. The end result has created an inspiring space providing students with areas for quiet working, collaboration, or just relaxing with friends.