As a Catholic faith school, St Bede’s desire was to be able to fit the whole school in one place, to be able to hold collective worship and performances. We took this brief and delivered a space that can be used for both of these events but also worked as an area for socialising and informal play. As a result at the heart of this new school extension lies a unique courtyard. The space is terraced with focus on a central stage and niches surrounded by planting and trees. The scheme is used throughout the school day but can also be set up to hold events.