welcome to Association for Learning Environments

a bit about us

A membership organisation that believes by bringing together teachers, educators, design professionals, researchers and all those who value the importance of improving learning opportunities and life chances for young people, is the only way to develop effective, sustainable and stimulating future educational facilities.

Making a difference because we believe that by keeping the client and the learner at the heart of the design process through effective dialogue with collaborative enquiry, research and professional stakeholder debate we will create ‘great schools’.

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Designing Spaces for Future Focussed Schools

Author: | 17th March 2019

Summary report for conference in June, full workshop details available in mid November 2019 . Read more


Click here to see A4LE's full events programme for 2020.    
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17th March. Making a Reality of a 2020 vision for Modular and Offsite Design.  A4LE in part
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16th/17th April. Learning Spaces Live Events and school visits, Copenhagen.   More i
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Members Opinion:


It is the  belief of A4LE-UK that our current economic climate demands that we must examine  carefully how best to deploy the levels of funding available ...



Latest Learning SPACES Live Video

Click read more below to see the video from West Thornton event with Stephen Heppell and Wes Imms

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Introducing Learning Spaces ‘Live’

All learning spaces live events are distinctive in that they:

  • Are live at the host school to observe and explore the current practice first hand.
  • Are led by the school to explain their values and ethos and their approach to learning and teaching.
  • Demonstrate the relationship between pedagogy and space and the design of the learning environments to improve outcomes.
  • Provide a practical inquiry approach facilitated by the school A4LE UK-Europe and lead... Read more

Reference Project:

West Thornton School

Making A Reality of Your Vision for Learning "We believe children can consistently surprise us…but only if we let them" [Karen Dugan, Deputy Head



The A4LE team were invaluable in helping us to ensure that our approach to learning and teaching and our organisational approach were central to the development of the final design for our new facilities.


Head Teacher

Wood Newton Primary School - A Learning Community

Why Become a member?

  • A4LE is part of a global community
  • Sharing of skills and expertise
  • CPD and training
  • The availability of LearnSpace: as a dedicated centre for R&D
  • Influential and informed membership
  • Global links and exchange of ideas
  • Policy and industry updates
  • A National conference once per year and access to International conferences and awards