Ripple Infants School first opened its doors in 1913. One of the first schools built by the local authority it was also one of the first single storey primary schools in the country.

RWA were appointed in 2002 to provide a new reception area at the entrance to the school and to carry out associated internal replanning. Existing boys' toilets were demolished to make way for the new accommodation and replaced within the plan of the new block.

Since the original school buildings have considerable character the head teacher and the education department were determined that the new wing should match the style of the existing construction. Purpose made windows and a projected eaves with timber corbel blocks have been used to help to achieve this.