Acoustics of schools:  a design guide

Education Business discusses the importance of acoustic considerations in the design of classrooms, as well as noise control and sound insulation. Highlighting the key factors in the planning of such rooms, we detail why schools benefit from proper, well designed acoustic classrooms and how attention to acoustic detail has the potential to enhance learning.

Learning in the best buildings available

The learning environment can have a big impact on how pupils respond in lessons. Education Business takes a look at the recent successes of the Priority School Building Programme.

Designing schools fit for the future

The Society of British and International Design, looks at the importance of different design stages and how finance managers should prioritise school design as a prime factor in their budgeting.

Refurbishing the places in which we learn

13 new buildings opened last month through the government’s Priority School Building Programme. Education Business takes a look at the recent successes of the programme.

Designing buildings for successful learning

Following the government’s flagship £4.4 billion Priority School Building Programme, Education Business takes a look at its recent successes and examines what makes a successful rebuild.

Modular Building

Is ‘modular’ the solution to the school places crisis? Graham Olway, principal manager, Capital Planning & Projects at West Sussex County Council, shares his thoughts on why ‘modular’ and not ‘traditional’ may be able to provide the most suitable solution to the impending school places crisis.

Born in the USA: funding success from the States

With funding opportunities for school capital projects thin on the ground in the UK, is it time to explore other ways of raising money for improvement programmes? Education experts Mairi Johnson and Chris Watson compare the UK and US education funding systems.

When the 2015/2016 academic year started this September, thousands of school children across the country stepped foot inside new school buildings for the first time. Education Business examines the latest news concerning school construction work under the government’s Priority School Building Programme.

When the 2015/2016 academic year started this September, thousands of school children across the country stepped foot inside new school buildings for the first time. Education Business asks whether this marks a new dawn for school refurbishment

Adopting good practices in an effort to achieve social, cultural, economic and environmental benefits for a building is of vital importance, says Neil Sturrock, chairman of the Heritage Group at the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers

Schools are beginning to design spaces that better adapt to the latest ideas in teaching and learning, creating connected communities in which students feel they belong. Architectural team leader Darryl Beck explains how

An updated piece of building and safety legislation that aims to reduce accidents during construction projects is going to affect all schools in control of their own building management. Louise Hosking explains how schools can comply

Education Business gives an update on the Priority School Building Programme, examining the latest schools submitting plans and developing new buildings through the funding

With the Priority School Building Programme in full swing, Education Business looks at some of the schools that have opened, and reports on a new funding stream coming from Europe

As the general election approaches, the Government announces more details about which schools are to receive funding for urgent repair and refurbishment work under the Priority School Building Programme

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