Are schools for the future just monuments to egotism?

Our aim should be to create a school, not a testament to the ego of the architect

A few years ago I went back to my south London grammar school to speak at the annual prize giving. Before the actual event I pottered round classrooms and corridors in a haze of nostalgia. Everything seemed pretty much the same. The mould I remembered on the shower room walls ...

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