Swiss Cottage School Development & Research Centre, London

"Our school provision meets the needs of learners with complex layered needs.  This includes learners with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Communication Disorders, Sensory Needs, Physical Needs, and/or Emotional Mental Health Needs.

During the project planning Mike Ayres Design had an excellent understanding around our vision for the tactile murals, and they created designs that reflect our school community.  All of the team at Mike Ayres were committed to making sure that everything was completed to the highest specification and with an eye for detail.

We had three clear themes for our designs which were: living, deep learning and creative patterns and texture.  Our tactile murals have transformed our building and have given all staff opportunities to extend the sensory learning outcomes across the building.

Having different textures and experiences on each floor of the school has really increased outcomes such as independence for individual pupils, which has also developed a clear identity of which areas of the school the pupil or staff member is transiting through."

Edward Pitcher

Leader of Technology

Swiss Cottage School