Roundswell Community Primary Academy

Building Use

Two-form entry primary academy

Procurement Method


Why buy from portakabin

Project Features

  • Specialist arts and science areas
  • A multi-activity studio
  • A library
  • A double height modular hall
  • Hard and soft playing areas
  1. The Requirements

    With a new development continuing to grow beside the site, local schools are either over capacity or almost full, with many families having to travel a significant distance for a school place. The new Roundswell Community Primary Academy will help provide more school places in the Barnstaple area, a move championed by Devon County Council. The school, once complete, will provide 420 new school places in West Barnstaple for pupils aged between three and 11 years old as well as a 39 place nursery.

  2. The Solution

    Split over two storeys, the permanent school building will include specialist arts and science areas, a multi-activity studio and a library for the pupils to enjoy, with a double height modular hall and hard and soft playing areas. Thanks to the offsite nature of the project, modules will arrive on site for assembly pre-plumbed, wired for electricity and climate control and with windows and doors already fitted. The building is a full turnkey package and was installed and completed during the coronavirus pandemic thanks to Portakabin being awarded key worker status during lockdown.

The Trust is delighted and excited to be partnering the Department for Education and Portakabin to offer this new school to the Roundswell community. We will strive to provide outstanding care and education to the young people of the area, as well as developing a much needed community space to bring all ages together.

Andy Cotton, CEO, Tarka Learning Partnership

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