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“ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNORS I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK YOU AND YOUR WHOLE TEAM FOR THEIR EFFORTS ON OUR BEHALF. WE ARE DELIGHTED WITH OUR BEAUTIFUL NEW BUILDING AND BELIEVE IT WILL BE A MAJOR FACTOR IN ENABLING US TO ENHANCE THE EDUCATION AND WELFARE OF OUR CURRENT AND FUTURE PUPILS. WE WERE EXCEPTIONALLY LUCKY TO HAVE YOU AS OUR ARCHITECTS AND FROM YOUR INITIAL REDESIGN OF THE FEASIBILITY SCHEME WE FELT IN SAFE HANDS. OBVIOUSLY THE “WOW” SPACES (AND THEY DO ILLICIT “WOWS”) OF THE ATRIUM AND ENTRANCE ARE FANTASTIC, BUT IT IS THE INDIVIDUALITY OF EACH CLASSROOM AND THE SUBTLE MODERN CONTEXTUALISATION OF THE EXTERNAL FAÇADE WHERE YOU HAVE PARTICULARLY EXCELLED. YOU ACHIEVED ALL THIS WITHIN THE VERY TIGHT BUDGET CONSTRAINTS THAT THE SYSTEM ALLOWS. I HOPE YOU FEEL AS PROUD OF THE BUILDING AS WE DO. WELL DONE!”

BENEDICT WALLBANK, CHAIR OF GOVERNORS, RAINES FOUNDATION SCHOOL