Rummey Design believes strongly in the close integration of landscape and architecture for educational value, and in external space as teaching environments. This is frequently overlooked, leading to environments which are impoverished, dull and without use. By manipulating spaces close to buildings we can unlock added value in terms of favourable micro-climates, a range of teaching spaces and environments which enrich the school experience.

the educational environment

Rummey Design are committed to the design of high quality educational environments that provide a stimulating and effective setting within which pupils and staff can learn and work.

We apply this philosophy to masterplanning for new developments in which schools are important, in both the private and public sectors. Our work is in the masterplanning and site planning for schools, and in the detail of their external landscapes.

This approach is illustrated at Canterbury where the site masterplan was built around this philosophy and at Riverhead School where the extended spaces have become secondary class rooms. At the Trials & Epidemiology Building at Oxford University, working with architects, Rummey Design was appointed to create a modern landscape, mediating between the existing landscape of vestigial field patterns and the new development using predominantly native species and careful land forming. Other education commissions include Reigate Grammar School, the Islamic Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford, the University of Birmingham West campus re-modelling, student residences for Magdalen College, Oxford, environmental improvements and traffic management at Sevenoaks School, Kent, and hard and soft landscape design at Cardinal Vaughan School for Kensington & Chelsea Borough Council, London.

some of our work

  • Catmose College
  • Reigate Grammar School
  • Sevenoaks School
  • Ardingly College
  • Magdalen College Oxford
  • Riverhead Infants School
  • Tulse Hill School
  • Cardinal Vaughan School
  • Exeter University
  • Birmingham University
  • Rothamsted Research