Assessing secondary school design quality

CABE's research report into the design quality of schools built between 2000 and 2005.

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Assessing secondary school design quality

The design quality of secondary schools completed over the last five years is not good enough to secure the government’s ambition to transform our children’s education. While there are signs that design quality is improving, it is not doing so quickly enough. Too many of the mistakes of the past look like being repeated in the first wave of schools being built under the building schools for the future (BSF) programme. This presents a major challenge. Everyone involved in the BSF programme needs to recommit themselves to excellence in design and to redouble their efforts to turn aspirations into reality. Standards will need careful monitoring to ensure that children get the schools they deserve.

The full research report, Assessing secondary school design quality, is available below as a download only. Hard copies of both the full report and summary are not available to order.


Published on 2 July 2006