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  • Dobson House
  • Northumbrian Way
  • Killingworth
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • NE12 6QW
  • Darlington Office
  • The Beehive
  • Lingfield Point
  • Mcmullen Road
  • Darlington
  • DL1 1YN
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CGI visualisation looking towards the entrance of Discovery Primary Academy from the car park CGI visualisation of children playing in a classroom at Discovery Primary Academy


Discovery Primary Academy is one of the first schools sponsored by Carillion Academies Trust, and provides places for 420 children. Located on a steeply sloping site in Hattersley, the school takes advantage of spectacular views to the surrounding countryside.

The design is arranged on two floors to reduce the extent of earthworks and avoid buried services, creating Foundation / Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 areas on lower and upper levels respectively, providing identity and ownership for each cohort of children.

The school follows on from FaulknerBrowns’ master plan for Hattersley District Centre which includes a community library, local shops and large supermarket, and contributes further to the significant regeneration of the local community.

Discovery Primary Academy hand sketched parti diagram