"St Luke's Room of Wonders"

 “By making a part of our school ‘another world’ means we always have somewhere to visit”.  Miss Garnet, Curriculum Lead

Our “St Luke’s Room of Wonders” is a magical environment, which has been created, to perfection, to further enhance and support the children in our school in lots of different ways. An intriguing place, like our “Room of Wonders”, offers the opportunity to enhance enquiry skills and develop knowledge further of our children.

As Teachers, we crave passion for mystery and wonder, when we started to plan this room; we instantly fell in love with the idea and immediately wanted to use that same sense of wonder to empower the children.  This is paramount for the children’s self esteem and to develop a life-long love of learning.

The room has already sparked off creativity within History, such as generating historical questions, developed inferential skills within Reading and has even allowed their imagination to fly free with outstanding pieces of creative writing.

I think every school should have a place where wonder can be celebrated.

The area was created by spatial designer Rachel Shore. 

The "St Luke’s Room of Wonders" is an immersive, exploratory classroom.  Using visual design, the "Room of Wonders" leads children through the looking glass to an environment where they can learn through play and exploration. Children are encouraged to discover information for themselves, sparking a heightened interest in gaining knowledge and understanding.

Unusual objects, secret corners, and an enigmatic benefactor character developed through abandoned letters and photographs builds a mysterious narrative about the space; inspiring children to use their imagination and storytelling techniques to explore and explain.

The "Room of Wonders" is designed to be a stimulating and versatile learning space. The displays can be built upon by teachers, pupils, parents, and the community to enhance different subjects and themes. It is in inviting place to host storytelling sessions, drama workshops, history and the creative arts.

You can find out more about this project and others by following the link https://www.rachelshoredesigns.com/projects


It’s a lovely community. We all feel like a part of St Luke’s family. My child loves her teachers and knows other members of staff. It’s lovely to walk into school and people know my child’s name and always say hello to her, even teachers from other classes or Mrs Armistead.


I know when I drop my kids off they are happy and safe and they both enjoy their time in school.


Thank you for not only teaching my daughter but also caring for her. She’s really happy at school and is making great progress in all areas of learning.


The staff have been so supportive of my child with Special Educational Needs. They are amazing and it makes me confident that my daughter is well looked after and if she has any problems they will help.

Parent of a child with SEND

The Reception Open Day really showed the school in a good light. The Headteacher showed us round and knew all of the pupil’s names. All of the children we met were friendly and polite but more importantly they were all smiling whilst learning.

Prospective Parent

Teachers are very helpful, friendly and approachable

Pupil, Year 6