Rutherford School

About This Project

Hydrotherapy Pool, Learning Spaces, Staff and Support Facilities for this SEN School

Cowan Architects are appointed to design and deliver a specialist school extension for secondary age, sixth form and young adults to learn, socialise and undertake internal sport activities for the benefit of the students and wider specialist community.

Working with the staff, students and senior management team, we undertook to deliver RIBA Stages 1-7 on their existing site, adjacent to and connected to the main school building.

Rutherford School is a specialist independent mixed day school for pupils between the ages of 3 – 1 9 years.

The highly unique Profound (Developmental) Curriculum is designed to provide education in an integrated manner incorporating learning, therapy and health needs for pupils with Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties which are compounded by a high degree of dependency, and who require very specialised management for physical disabilities, sensory impairment and complex medical needs.



Education, Inclusive Design
London Borough of Croydon