Footscray Primary School

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Footscray Primary School first opened its doors in 1860. Over the years it’s built a fabulous reputation for being both a school of excellence and innovation. The Principal Phillip Fox has a vision for each student to develop into successful, confident people with a love of learning.

We absolutely fell in love with this school on first visit. The students are from wonderfully diverse backgrounds and you can clearly see how happy they are in their environment. There's also a clear community presence within the school with many parents and family taking direct roles within the school life. It was important from a design perspective that we reflected the lovely nature of the school and what it is known for. Overall, the site is simple in structure, but very effective in communicating with it’s hugely diverse audience.