Isherwood + Ellis


Arvalee SEN School, Strule Shared Education Campus

Sector: Education
Client: Department of Education / Education Authority NI
Location: Omagh

Arvalee School caters for 120 pupils, aged 3–19, with a range of moderate to complex educational needs. I+E’s design concept for Arvalee was conceived within our overall Exemplar Design for Strule Shared Education Campus and was subsequently developed & delivered as Phase 1 of the Campus. Classrooms for each Key Stage 1–4, are grouped in pods around top–lit Resource Areas. Each connects directly to the shared bank of facilities at one end & open onto external/covered play areas at the other. Arvalee’s SMT enthusiastically embraced the I+E concept, defining each Pod with a specific learning experience, to Explore, Inspire, Perform & Create “EIPC” with each one individually branded to further enhance pupils’ experience & assist in wayfinding. Arvalee has been developed to BREEAM excellent with high thermal fabric, PV and solar water roof panels, SUDS and rainwater harvesting systems.

Shortlisted in RSUA Design Awards 2018 & RIBA NI Regional Awards 2018

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