The school is set in a beautiful natural site, and this has been very much reflected in the design of the school. The building will meet high standards of efficiency and passive design, with maximising a positive environmental impact being considered at every stage. The landscape design includes substantial replanting of bio-diverse species of trees and hedgerow, as well as incorporating meadow mix green roof areas to encourage insect and wildlife habitat. The finished design shows a higher ecology rating than exists currently. The school is making use of ground source heat-pump technology and whilst solar panels (PVs) are not installed at the initial build stage the roofs are being constructed to allow this in due course.