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Willmott Dixon is the country’s leading builder of schools and colleges. In the past five years alone, we’ve delivered 30,000 new school places.

Watch how we delivered schools for Croydon

Our work includes:

Our work has applauded by Government and countless local education authorities, as well as organisations like The Times Educational Supplement and the British Council for School Environments.

See above a short film on how we work with schools' curriculum

Head Teachers have been similarly impressed – among them, the Head Master of Eton, who praised our work at Holyport College, the recently created Free School near Maidenhead which Eton sponsors.


We often use standardised designs gives our schools clients greater certainty over cost, quality, programme, and end-user experience. Our approach includes use of BIM, component-led design, strategic procurement, and the promotion of off-site manufacturing wherever beneficial.Our standardised designs can be used in the healthcare, education and leisure sectors.


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Working with the London Borough of Sutton, we have delivered two cutting edge Passivhaus schools. The trailblazing building for Harris Academy Sutton in South London takes sustainability to new heights. As the first secondary school in the UK to be built to the Passivhaus standard and the largest Passivhaus school in the country, the top-quality building sets the sector standard for exceptionally low energy use and superb user comfort.

Furthermore, at Hackbridge Primary School, we delivered the UK's first Passivhaus 'Plus' school, which only uses 75% of the 100% renewable energy that it generates on the site. The remaining 25% is exported to the grid, saving in the region of £800 a year.

Willmott Dixon produced an exciting learning environment and raised the bar for educational vision. John Robinson, head teacher, John Ferneley College