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Classroom of the Future

Lessons from the classroom of the Future

We have designed a classroom that disrupts the usual model of learning. Lessons focus on interdisciplinary learning through super concepts. We have partnered with industry to create an inspiring space, one that uses warm technology to push the boundaries of what is possible in the classroom. This is a learning space for the future!

HundrED 2023


HundrED has selected this innovation to

HundrED Global Collection 2023

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Target group
May 2022
I wanted to create a classroom of tomorrow, a space to push the boundaries of what is possible in the classroom setting.

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

We saw the potential to create a space where knowledge and skills could co-exist, a space where technology supports the teachers and doesn't try to replace them. We have designed a learning environment that is engaging and practical. Through progressive teaching and warm technology, we encourage young people to be brilliant owners of knowledge, not just consumers of it.

What does your innovation look like in practice?

Lessons are taught through interdisciplinary learning with content that overlaps subject disciplines. We tackle contemporary and challenging concepts such as climate change, knife crime, and future food and explore the 'what if?' alongside the 'what is?'
The impact of our work to date has been transformative with students highly engaged in lessons, working in teams to solve complex problems. Each team has a leader, a scribe, a researcher, and a presenter. The room is equipped with 13 whiteboards fixed to the walls and a motherboard. Teams create their ideas then present them to a captive and critical audience; their peers. The future classroom is being used by our school and other local schools to support teaching, learning, innovation, teacher training, staff development, STEAM Lab, parent engagement, and coaching. We have recently partnered with schools in Ghana and Sweden to teach lessons in real-time to learners via hybrid learning.

How has it been spreading?

To fund phase 1, we reached out to EdTech companies to help sponsor the future classroom. Epson, CatchBox, Gratnells, Biotecture, and SatComs innovation came onboard which allowed us to create an amazing space at no cost to the school. Word spread and press releases helped us share our work whilst connecting us to a global audience of educators and innovators. Shaftesbury School trained 42 of its 62 teachers to use the room and opened the doors to local primary schools and community groups. Projects to date are fully scalable to all contexts and focus on the STEAM disciplines and intergenerational learning. Our work with super concepts has been adapted to other settings locally and now globally. Other teachers are adopting our agile learning styles, thinking teaching methods, and ideas.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

Get in touch with Alex More via email at or check out the blog at
Check out the YouTube Channel at Mr. More PE or find me on LinkedIn: Alex More, Lead Teacher of Innovation in Teaching & Learning at Shaftesbury School
Follow our journey on Instagram @shaftesbury_school

Impact & scalability

HundrED Academy Reviews

This project is already used in 12 countries, and has the potential to grow even further. Technology, for example, is a very relevant part of life, so skills involving it will remain valuable as this innovation expands.

“The Classroom of the Future” is a great innovation that fosters classroom interaction and peer to peer learning. It challenges the students to take charge of their learning whilst allowing the teachers to monitor and correct where possible.

- Academy member
Academy review results
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TEDxYouth@ShaftesburySchool announced - future classroom inspires
Future Classroom in Ghana receives Tech
Announcing the FUTURE SERIES
LIS (London Interdisciplinary School) visit the Future Classroom
Future Classroom in Ghana announced
Shaftesbury School teacher in line to win teacher of the year award - Gillingham News
Pearson National Teaching Awards - Alex More awarded Silver Award in the Digital Innovator of the Year category
We host 2030: Choosing our Future 'Sustainability Event'
Shaftesbury School host Looking Forward: A Climate symposium for young people
The Future of Food - world of tomorrow
Whales and Blue Carbon Workshop for Year 7
Shaftesbury School team up with GF Piping to work on the issues of water scarcity
Ghana Project reaches £1.5k (Feb 2022 update)
Developing Literacy skills through VR (Virtual Reality)
Using Virtual Reality to engage parents
Working with Sontronics Microphones
Working with Team GB Adaptive Surfing
STEAM Workshop: Future of Motoring with Volvo
Future of Food with local Primary School
Shaftesbury students invited to compete in an International Hackathon
Shaftesbury School host the Festival of the Future and run STEAM event
STEAM wars
Crowd Funding to bring 12 students from Ghana to the UK to learn with our students
Education of the Future
Steve Harris - The Future Classroom Project: Digital technology transforming education in Dorset - BBC Sounds
FutureClassroomFeedback (1).pptx
BV April 21
4 part NEO Chats about innovation from the Inside Out
'It’s radically different to anything I’ve ever seen in education'
Catchbox - the engagement microphone
Overworked teachers call for clarity and collaboration, new study finds
Build the classroom of the future with these 3 key pillars
The Classroom of the Future? – Ednology
Biotecture Supports Future Classroom Project | Biotecture
Future Classroom Day 1
Shaftesbury School tests the ‘future classroom’ project
Experimental Class of Tomorrow
Teaching from the Back of the Classroom
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