Do new school buildings drive educational transformation? Are we getting value for money from the £55 billion programme?
BSF is the billion pound cash injection the construction industry needs. But the bids will be won by the firms who have a thorough knowledge of the complicated, and often bureaucratic, system. Paul Thomas shares his advice.
Zero carbon schools
Zero carbon schools – are they possible? Not with the current targets that expect every school to become a miniature power station, argues Richard Brailsford. But the targets are achievable if we take a holistic approach, Richard says – and encourage whole towns to work together to meet their energy needs with renewables.
When two theatre and lighting designers turned to classroom design, they revolutionised the use of light, sound and projection in lessons. Cathy Cross and Ben Willetts explain how.
The BCSE awards have announced the winner of their playground award - Moorside school, in Newcastle. Philippa Clothier met the design team and the headteacher to fnd out what made them winners.