Project Manager: 
Simon Dobson
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The London Academy of Excellence

The London Academy of Excellence (LAE), founded in 2012, is the first selective free school sixth form college in the London borough of Newham, opened by the government under a new scheme which began in 2010.

The school is selective as it interviews and examines candidates before offering places.

LAE was founded in collaboration with Brighton College, Caterham School, Eton College, City of London School, Forest School, Highgate School, King's College School Wimbledon and Roedean School.

In its first year, the academy enrolled 200 students.

Papworth Furniture Ltd was appointed by the Main Contractors, Leadbitter Construction Ltd, to manufacture and install all the fixed furniture throughout the academy.


Material Specification:

16mm Trespa Athlon was used in the Science Laboratories, Food Technology Rooms as well as Design Technology rooms


Technical Specification:

Each Laboratory incorporated a bespoke teacher’s demonstration bench with gas, electric, water & fume cupboard docking stations as well as student service bollards which include gas and electrical outlets. Perimeter benches incorporated both epoxy resin and Belfast sinks with both hot & cold supply.