A new build extension and minor refurbishment of the existing Dame Ellen Pinsent School was required to extend the SEN school to 156 pupils. The school mainly caters for pupils with a range of special educational needs (SEN), including autistic spectrum condition, speech and language and moderate to severe learning difficulties.

Glancy Nicholls Architects provided an extension that included general teaching classrooms, specialist teaching rooms, an office and associated utilities requirements. The refurbishment was comprised of the remodelling of existing teaching spaces to form a large staff room and administration area, whilst the external works included the provision of a new car park and new outdoor hard and soft teaching/play areas.