The existing site is situated along Wellington Street and Hepburn Street, in one of Auckland’s earliest settled areas, Freemans Bay. The site is in close proximity to vibrant city suburbs and newly developed city precincts. Freemans Bay School is designed to create a fresh new centre of modern learning which looks to the future whilst encouraging close ties with the community. It provides advanced ‘innovative learning environments’ (80-90 pupils per 'classroom' in open-plan spaces), offering a variety of well-connected learning spaces augmented by the use of new building materials and technologies. Flexible teaching spaces allow for a variety of pedagogical practice, as well as a multitude of disciplines.