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School Acoustics


SonaSpray - making school acoustics simple

With poor school acoustics, a teacher’s job can be made even more difficult.  Having to shout above a noisy class with uncomfortably high reverberation levels can lead to raised stress and in some severe cases tinnitus, resulting in unproductive lesson times for teachers and students.  Fortunately there is a solution for poor school acoustics, whether it be classrooms, corridors or sports halls, lecture theatres or auditoria with our SonaSpray range.

School Acoustics

Notting Hill Prep School Acoustics

Notting Hill Prep School - Photo credit to Davide Saibene & Hanson Architects

The SonaSpray reverberation control range, which has finishes from flat to textured, enables the perfect control of sound for a guaranteed school acoustics BB93 regulation test pass first time.  SonaSpray is normally spray applied directly to the soffit meaning it appears as part of the room rather than an afterthought as with some acoustic panel systems.  It is also ideal for both new build projects or as a retrofit solution to an existing school acoustics issue.

Oscar Acoustics product range includes economical, guaranteed acoustic solutions based upon fire rated recycled natural components.

Contact us today to see how we can help you and receive a free school acoustics appraisal.

UCL Torrington University Acoustics

Lecture Room Acoustics

Spray applied acoustic finishes ideal for classrooms, corridors, halls, atria, auditoria, music rooms...Let your imagination run wild!

Does SonaSpray work?

Meadowside School, Gloucester
“Our brand new building incorporates a multi-purpose hall which unfortunately was designed in such a way as to produce reverberation of nearly two seconds!  The architect's solution of fitting high level, 'sound absorbing' panels produced a negligible improvement.  We continued to 'battle' with intolerable 'echo' making the room unfit for its purpose.

Following an independent sound monitoring exercise an alternative acoustic dampening application was recommended. SonaSpray was selected.  My caretaking staff were greatly impressed by the attention to detail paid by your engineers in the installation procedure.  Every surface was carefully covered and the procedure was professionally completed.

The effect of the application has been tremendous!  The hall is a different room and PE, assemblies and lunchtimes have become pleasurable occasions compared to the sonic battleground we experienced previously.  We are all delighted with the improvement in the hall and can now concentrate our efforts upon our business - teaching and learning.

The procedure was thoroughly described to me at a planning meeting with your engineer.  The resultant effect in the hall matches the promised outcome.  My only regret is that the application did not take place two years ago when we moved into the new building.”

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Sports hall acoustic solutions

Oscar Acoustics has the ultimate acoustic solution for sports halls, with previously unheard of acoustic results achieved and for a fraction of the price if traditional, lesser performing methods.  Sports halls can now have similar acoustic levels to smaller classrooms for the first time!

SonaSpray K-13 in light grey (pictured right) with Oscar Evo-Panels at low level to control noise reverberation in this sports hall.

Click here to read more about our complete Sports Hall acoustic solution combined with our Oscar Evo Panels.

*Class A sound absorber

*Sport England specification compliant

*Stylish in a range of customisable colours

*Class 0 to BS476 Part 6 fire rated.

Sports hall acoustics


School Acoustics Installations

Notting Hill Prep School - Westway

Notting Hill Prep School - Westway

This unique project is the first ever school building to be built under a motorway.  The technical challenges were considerable and involved forming an independent, acoustically separated structure below the concrete framed Westway, next to the Hammersmith and City tube line.  SonaSpray K-13 in mid-grey was applied onto concrete and plasterboard at 25mm thick to control reverberation, give clarity to sound and reduce overall noise levels.

UCL Torrington

UCL Torrington

With its student population increasing rapidly, University College London (UCL) required more space on its campus in Bloomsbury.  Working with the University’s Design Team, Structure Tone helped develop a scheme to refurbish the ground floor and basement and also renovate Level 10 at Torrington Place.  

Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford

Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford

SonaSpray fc acoustic spray and sound absorber in arctic white was applied directly to finished concrete throughout the atrium, seminar rooms and lecture theatres in Blavatnik School of Government,Oxford.

Bath College Construction Skills Centre

Bath College Construction Skills Centre

This state-of-the-art construction skills centre at Bath College is a purpose-built facility accommodating new workshops that cater for 500+ apprentices and students studying bricklaying, construction, carpentry and stonemasonry, as well as plumbing, electrical installation and refrigeration.  Without acoustic treatment the noise levels within these spaces would have been uncomfortably high whilst machinery was in use.  

University of Leicester

University of Leicester

The large, open plan design of Leicester University’s new Student Union building meant that in order for it to be fit for purpose, i.e. a relaxing space to meet socialise and study, some kind of sound absorber was going to be needed.  Options were limited due to the half glazed and half curved feature sail design of the ceiling.

The Enterprise Centre - University of Anglia

The Enterprise Centre - University of Anglia

Dubbed by the press as the UK's greenest buidling, The Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia was designed and delivered by Architype and Morgan Sindall Construction to achieve the Passivhaus standard and a BREEAM outstanding rating. SonaSpray K-13 noise reduction insulation acoustic spray applied in light grey and white throughout the project contributed to this perfectly.

Hope Academy - Wilmott Dixon

Hope Academy - Wilmott Dixon

Hope Academy in Newton-Le-Willows was a BSF design and build project by Willmott Dixon. Outside acoustic consultation lead to Oscar Acoustics’ SonaSpray FCX being specified for the impressive giant feature, yellow pods in the main dining space, SonaSpray K-13 Special in light and dark grey for the auditorium walls and SonaPanel acoustic panels for the main sports hall upper walls.

King Ethelbert School

King Ethelbert School

Each project is individual; for King Ethelbert School in Kent, acoustic measurements were taken and with purpose designed software an acoustic computer model of the sports hall was created. This enabled Oscar Acoustics to calculate which areas required treatment to achieve the desired school acoustics.

Oxford New College

Oxford New College

New College is one of the largest Oxford colleges, with some 400 undergraduates and nearly 200 graduates. It is, as all Oxford colleges, an autonomous, self-governing institution.

Sevenoaks Prep. School

Sevenoaks Prep. School

Sevenoaks Preparatory School is an Independent, Primary School in Godden Green, Sevenoaks.

In 2005, work was completed on a new school hall. This was intended to be used for sports lessons, assemblies, school, drama productions etc. It soon became apparent that due to poor school acoustics, the new hall was unfit for purpose.

St. Paul's Way Community School

St. Paul's Way Community School

Throughout the construction of St. Pauls Way Community School in London's Tower Hamlets, Oscar Acoustics assisted Bouygues UK with their school acoustic ceiling requirements. 3,000m2 of SonaSpray K-13 Special was applied to light wells, corridors, balconies & the activity hall resulting in easy 1st time compliance with BB93 testing.

Examples of school acoustic installations                                                      Click here

School Acoustic Project   Product   Type of work

University Birmingham, Muirhead Tower – 8,000m2 of Coffered Office Ceilings

  FCX - Arctic White   University Acoustics

Eton College, Windsor – Main Hall & Auditorium

  FCX - Arctic White   College Acoustics

Oxford New College - Founders Library

  Oscar Elite - Oyster White   College Acoustics

Merton College, Oxford – Lecture Theatre

  Oscar Elite - White   College Acoustics

Downing College, Cambridge – Lecture Theatre

  Oscar Elite - White   College Acoustics

Bedford Academy – Sports Hall

  Oscar Evo-Panels   School Acoustics

Bedford Academy – Sports Hall

  K-13 - White   School Acoustics

Darwen Vale High School

  Oscar SoundFins   School Acoustics

Darwen Vale High School

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

St. Pauls Way School, Tower Hamlets, London – Corridors & Atria, 3,000m2

  K-13 Special   School Acoustics

St. Pauls Way School, Tower Hamlets, London – Sports Hall

  SonaPanel Acoustic Panels   School Acoustics

Epsom College, Surrey – Dining Areas

  FC - Arctic White   College Acoustics

Hope Academy, St. Helens – Main Reception & Giant Pods

  FCX - Painted Yellow   School Acoustics

Hope Academy, St. Helens – Activity & Assembly Hall

  K-13 Special - Dark & Light Grey   School Acoustics

Hope Academy, St. Helens – Sports Hall

  SonaPanels - Grey & Blue   School Acoustics

University of Leicester – Feature Barrel Vault Ceiling in Large Atrium

  FC - Arctic White   University Acoustics

Frank Barnes School, North West London

  FCX - Arctic White   School Acoustics

St. Pauls Way Comm. School, London – 3,000m2 of Corridors & Balconies

  K-13 Special   School Acoustics

St. Pauls Way Comm. School, London – 3,000m2 of Corridors & Balconies

  K-13 Special   School Acoustics

Hertford Regional College, Broxbourne Campus – TV Studio & Main Hall

  K-13 - Black   College Acoustics

Crownwoods School, South East London

  SoundBlox   School Acoustics

Unity College & Learning Centre, Burnley – Corridors

  K-13 - Black   College Acoustics

Morisden Heights, Burnley – Corridors

  K-13 - Black   School Acoustics

Archway School, Stroud – Classrooms

  K-13 Special   School Acoustics

Suffolk 1 College, Ipswich – Classrooms & Workshops

  K-13 Special - White   College Acoustics

Bedford School – Main Sports & Dining Hall

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Halesowen College – Lecture Theatre

  K-13 - Black   College Acoustics

South Cheshire College

  SoundBlox   College Acoustics

St. Olaves School, York – Main Hall Barrel Vault Ceiling

  FCX with Oscar Elite Coating   School Acoustics

John Moores University, Liverpool – Atrium

  Oscar Elite - White   University Acoustics

Sir Frank Markham School, Milton Keynes

  SoundBlox   School Acoustics

Warwick University – Student University Bar

  K-13 - Black   University Acoustics

N.Bucks University

  SoundBlox   University Acoustics

West Hove School – Canteen

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

South Thames College, Wandsworth – Hall

  K-13 Special - White   College Acoustics

Thamesmead School, Shepperton – Hall

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Meadowside Primary School, Glos – Classroom

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

NUWI College, Rexham – Lecture Theatre

  K-13 - Black   College Acoustics

Churchers College, Petersfield – Main Hall

  FC - Arctic White   College Acoustics

Sir John Law School, Herts

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Cambells School, Dagenham – Main Hall

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Valence School, Dagenham – Main Hall

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Hunters Primary School, Dagenham – Main Hall

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Warren Junior School

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics
UCL, London - Student Union Café  

K-13 - Black

  University Acoustics
Pendlevale College – Corridors  

K-13 - Black

  College Acoustics
UCL Torrington

K-13 Special Black & FC Arctic White

Kings Hill School – New Building  

FC - Arctic White

  School Acoustics
Colfox School – Dining Hall  

FC - Arctic White

  School Acoustics

Colfox School – Gymnasium

  K-13 - Grey   School Acoustics

Whitely Primary School – Gymnasium

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Sevenoaks School – Office, Listed Grade 2* Building

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

High View Primary School - Classroom

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Richmond University – Library 3 Floors

  FC - Arctic White   Univeristy Acoustics

Newham College – Main Hall

  FC - Arctic White   College Acoustics

Newham College

  Celbar   College Acoustics

Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College - Reception

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Newhall College, Cambridge – Dining Hall

  FC - Arctic White   College Acoustics

Lady Ellenor Holles School – Sports Hall

  K-13 - White   School Acoustics

The Mall School – Science Laboratories

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

The Mall School – Dining Hall

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

North Cumbria Technical College, Carlisle – Sports Hall

  K-13 - Light Grey   School Acoustics

University of Portsmouth – Workshops

  K-13 - White   School Acoustics

Moat School – Classrooms & Main Hall

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Northampton School for Girls – Performing Arts Studio & Main Hall

  K-13 - Light Grey   School Acoustics

Bromley Youth Music Centre – Practice Rooms

  K-13 - Light Grey   School Acoustics

Tany’s Dell School, Harlow

  K-13 - Beige   School Acoustics

North Herts College, Stevenage

  FC - Arctic White   College Acoustics

Lighthorne Heath School, Warwick

  Sonacel   School Acoustics

Rickling School, Essex

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Rosemary Murray Library, Cambridge

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Meadowside Primary School – Main Hall

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Meadowside Primary School - Classrooms

  K-13 - White   School Acoustics

Milestone School, Kent – Dining Hall

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Milestone School, Kent – Drama Studio

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Milestone School, Kent – Classrooms throughout

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Peartree Spring Junior School, Herts – Main Hall

  K-13 - White   School Acoustics

BRIT School of Performing Arts, Croydon

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

St Josephs RC School, Port Talbot – New Hall

  K-13 - Beige   School Acoustics

Queenswell Infants School – Main Hall

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Maple Tree School – Main Hall

  K-13 - White   School Acoustics

Maple Tree School – Gymnasium

  FC - Arctic White    School Acoustics

Rush Green Infant School – Main Hall

  FCX   School Acoustics

Cambridge University - Lecture Theatre & Department of Chemistry

  K-13 - Light Grey   University Acoustics

Saltash School – New Laboratories

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Woodlands Primary School, Gillingham – Arts & Drama Hall

  K-13 White & Sonacel   School Acoustics

Reading University

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Fulston Manor School, Millennium Hall

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Highgate & Blanche Neville School - Sumner Centre & Classrooms

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Highgate & Blanche Neville School - Sumner Centre & Classrooms

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Tiverton School, Coventry – Main Hall

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Bournemouth University - Student Union

  Sonacel & Celbar   University Acoustics

Chiddingly School

  K-13 - Beige   School Acoustics

Catherine Wayte Primary School

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Vale of Ancholme Technology School

  Sonacel & Celbar   School Acoustics

Clore Tikva School

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Ecclesfield School

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

King Edward VII Lower School

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Bourton on the Water Primary School

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Shevington High School

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Stirling University, Psychology Dept

  K-13 Special - Dark blue   University Acoustics

Tower Hamlets College

  FC - Arctic White   College Acoustics

Dagenham Infants & William Ford School

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Fawkham Primary School

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Hernhill School

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Stoke Newington School

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

The Brit School, Croydon

  K-13 - White   School Acoustics

Frith Manor Primary School, London

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Wells Blue School, Wells, Somerset

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Eastbury Comprehensive School

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Stoke on Trent College, Burslam

  K-13 Special - White   College Acoustics

Lamberburst Primary School, Kent

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Eltham Primary School, Kent

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Elliott Secondary School, London

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Ilfracombe College, Ilfracombe

  K-13 Special - White   College Acoustics

Ecclesfield School, Sheffield

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Portsmouth Grammar School, Portsmouth - Theatre Hall & Dining Area

  K-13 - Black   School Acoustics

Fulham Prep School, Fulham

  FCX - White   School Acoustics

Millfield Community School

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Star Lane Primary School, Canning Town, London

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Stoke Newington School, London

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Salisbury School, London

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

St Nicholas & Trinity Schools, Radstock

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Timbercroft Primary School, Plumstead, London

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Ilford County High School for Boys

  K-13 - White   School Acoustics

Westminster University, Harrow

  SoundBlox   University Acoustics

Westminster University, Harrow

  K-13 - Black   University Acoustics

Westminster University, Harrow

  FC - Arctic White   University Acoustics

Downing College, Cambridge

  Oscar Elite - White   College Acoustics

Charles Dickens School, Broadstairs

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Low Hill Nursery, Wolverhampton

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

UCLAN, Preston, Student Union Bar & Theatre

  K-13 Black & Celbar   University Acoustics

York College - Workshops & Classrooms

  K-13 Special - Light Grey   College Acoustics

Paddington Green School, London, Classrooms & Hall

  FCX - Arctic White   School Acoustics

De Montfort University, Leicester City Centre - Performance Space

  K-13 - Black   University Acoustics

Avon Valley School, Rugby

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Avon Valley School, Rugby

  K-13 - Black   School Acoustics

King Ethelbert School

  SoundBlox   School Acoustics

Kingswood Primary School

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Sevenoaks Prep School - Hall & Stage

  K-13 Special   Prep School Acoustics

Temple Speech Room at Rugby School

  FCX - White   College Acoustics

Leicester Performing Arts Centre

  K-13 - Black   School Acoustics

King Edmunds Community School

  K-13 Special -  Light Grey   School Acoustics

Rooks Heath High School, Harrow

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Furness School, Hextable, Swanley

  Sonacel & Celbar   School Acoustics

Churchers College Sports Hall

  K-13 - Blue   College Acoustics

King Ethelberts School, Birchington

  K-13 - Green   School Acoustics

Ellen Wilkinson School, London

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Henry Green Primary School, Dagenham – Hall

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

St. Winifred School, Crawley, Kent – Corridors

  FCX - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Westover Primary School

  FCX - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Parkerknoll Junior School

  FC - Sky Blue   School Acoustics

Ellen Academy

  Sonacel & Celbar   School Acoustics

Wyedean School, Chepstow

  K-13 Special   School Acoustics

Croydon School

  SoundBlox   School Acoustics

Ellen Wilkinson School, Beckton, London

  K-13 Special   School Acoustics

Ty Gwyn Special School, Cardiff – Classrooms

  FCX - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Longridge Primary school, West Lothian - Hall

  SonaSpray K-13 - White   School Acoustics

University of Surrey, Guilford – Hall

  SoundBlox   School Acoustics

Khalsa School, Southall, London – Main Hall

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

UCL Beit Quad Student Union – Bar

  FCX - Arctic White   University Acoustics

UCL Beit Quad Student Union – Club

  K-13 - Dark Nobel Grey   University Acoustics

University of Surrey – Music room

  K-13 - White   University Acoustics

St. Mary Abbott School, Kensington, London

  FCX Arctic - White   School Acoustics

St. Annes School, Morden, Surrey – Indoor Pool & Sports Hall

  K-13 Special   School Acoustics

Liverpool University – Apex Building

  SoundBlox   University Acoustics

The Mouse House, UCL, London – Rehearsal Room

  K-13 Special   University Acoustics

St. Faiths School, Cambridge – Sports Hall

  K-13 Special   School Acoustics

Globe Academy, London – Classrooms

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Droylesden Academy, Manchester – Corridors

  K-13 - Black   School Acoustics

Droylesden Academy, Manchester – Sports Hall

  K-13 - White   School Acoustics

Greenhead School, Keighley, Bradford - Indoor Swimming Pool

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Grange Technology College, Bradford – Indoor Swimming Pool

  FC - Arctic White   College Acoustics

Monteagle Primary School, Dagenham, Essex – Dining & Hall Areas

  K-13 Special   School Acoustics

Christchurch School, Walsall – All Classrooms

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

St. Nicholas School, Radstock – Hall

  K-13 Special   School Acoustics

Warwichshire College, Rugby – Classrooms & Main Hall

  K-13 Special   College Acoustics

Trinity School, Radstock – Teaching Hall

  K-13 Special   School Acoustics

Oaklands School, Tower Hamlets, London – Applied to Metal Decking

  K-13 Special   School Acoustics

Plumstead Manor School – Sports Hall

  SoundBlox   School Acoustics

Somerville College, Oxford – Hall

  Oscar Elite   College Acoustics

Queenswell Infnants School – Dining Area

  FC - Arctic White   School Acoustics

Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College – Restaurant

 

FC - Arctic White

  School Acoustics

Monteagle Primary School, Dagenham – 2nd Hall

  K-13 Special - White   School Acoustics

Central Sussex College

  SoundBlox   College Acoustics

St. Catherin’s College, Cambridge – Student Union

  K-13 Special - Black   College Acoustics

St. John’s College, School of Divinity

  K-13 Special - White   College Acoustics

Brit School, Croydon

  K-13 - Light Grey   School Acoustics
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