Stoke Newington School is a successful inner city secondary school with a specialism in Media, Arts and Science and is part of the London Borough of Hackney, Building Schools for the Future programme. The design of the new three storey entrance building provides modern and flexible learning spaces with a strong emphasis on design quality, innovation and sustainability. The new entrance building consists of a bold, three storey block with a secure and welcoming entrance and a landscaped entrance plaza. The building has been designed to integrate sympathetically with the existing Brutalist architecture and to provide a contemporary feel. The cladding to the new entrance building is of striking Cor Ten steel panels, which provide robustness and complement the red brick and bush-hammered concrete of the original school building.