With research showing that 70 per cent of state-funded schools in England are not ‘fit for purpose’, Education Business examines the extent of the problem and what is being done to address it

Kingsgate Primary School. Credit Tim Crocker

The National RIBA Awards celebrate architectural excellence across the UK, and this year, several educational buildings were selected. Education Business takes a look at the winning schools

Ivydale Primary School

The regional RIBA Awards celebrate architectural brilliance across the UK, and in London this year, several schools scooped the coveted title for their outstanding school buildings

We look at newly announced measures to increase the number of good school places, including a new wave of Free School applications and support and funding to expand good grammar and faith schools

Education Business chats to RIBA’s Caroline Buckingham about the importance of good design when developing new school buildings and what should be done to tackle the pupil place shortage

Managing the free school pre-opening process

New Schools Network (NSN) has launched a delivery programme to help free schools in pre-opening, including a new range of services, from site advice to project management support

The right environment for a school building

Achieving optimal levels in school buildings for air quality, lighting, temperature and acoustics through green improvements, can help students achieve their full potential

Better buildings for Welsh pupils

The Welsh Government has announced £2.3 billion for a second phase of its school building investment programme. Education Business looks at what the programme has achieved

The right space to learn in

How can having the right classroom furniture impact on education and learning? BESA’s Cleo Fatoorehchi investigates

The right land for a learning environment

LocatED chief executive Lara Newman talks to Education Business about the organisation's work buying and devloping sites for new free schools

Rolling out new special free schools

Over 1,600 new special free school places are to be created across England, and 19 local authorities are inviting applications from organisations to run them.

Shopping for property services

Schools will be able to save money when buying property-related services through the Crown Commercial Service’s new estates framework. Education Business explains how it will work

Wells Cathedral School (new music facilities)

There was a selection of educational buildings that were recognised for their inspiring designs at the RIBA National Awards 2017

Bedales School, credit Matthew Rice

Better-designed school buildings that are safe and encourage children to learn are amongst the recommendations RIBA has highlighted in its manifesto for the new government.

A new understanding of the links between light and health have led to ‘humancentric’ lighting, which boosts vitality, promotes well-being and enhances productive capacity and concentration.

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