The Board of Management at Scoil na Mainistreach, Quin, Co. Clare appointed Quinn Architects to design and procure a new stand alone eight classroom school extension on the existing school site.  The proposed extension will replace seven existing prefabs and provide the School with modern teaching facilities.  The placing of the proposed extension within the existing school site was challenging given its scale and we strongly advocated a two-storey layout to maximise yard space.  The design of the building takes account of site orientation and local context and presents a playful elevation to the external play area.