Cressex is a new Community School on the site of an existing secondary school. Our principal landscape objective was to provide a high-quality environment based on the principles of the Outdoor Classroom. In order to address the key issues, a programme of workshops was set up with Year 7 pupils and the Learning through Landscapes Trust. This resulted in the design of a series of curriculum gardens including maths, geography, science, horticulture, fitness and a habitat area. Many of the ideas were generated by the pupils and we carefully adapted and incorporated them into the overall design.