Hunts Grove Primary Academy in Gloucestershire aims to optimise educational opportunities and outcomes for children of all abilities and backgrounds.

The school was built to accommodate a growing local population from an expanding housing development and is a ‘Sunesis’ project, which is a joint venture between Scape Group and Willmott Dixon.

With a fast track guaranteed build schedule of 26 weeks, Sunesis offers school buildings that are delivered through an OJEU compliant framework to a tried and tested efficient process.  

Schools choose a building model that best meets their needs, then personalise it according to their preferences and requirements.

By choosing the Keynes2 range of Primary schools, Hunts Grove Primary Academy benefited from the inclusion of a DORMA Variflex moveable wall from Style, with a superb 55dB Rw acoustic rating.

“Sunesis is an excellent concept,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director, “as it means schools can choose from a range of pre-determined building models, each with its own features and benefits.

“As the UK’s leading partitioning wall specialist, Style was delighted to have been chosen as the provider of the moveable wall for the Keynes2 range which is a standard feature of this building spec.

“By choosing a school building with flexible space means that Hunts Grove Academy can alter their room usage with ease based upon different activities each and every day. These vary from sports and gym activities through to music and drama, and the space also converts into the school canteen every lunchtime.

“Thanks to the 55dB acoustic integrity, it also means tests and quiet lessons can take place on one side of the wall while a noisier class is hosted on the other side.”

Style is the multi-award winning operable wall specialist and is the exclusive UK partner to DORMA Huppe, Skyfold and SWG.