With the recent focus on unsafe school buildings, Jackie Maginnis discusses how a volumetric approach to construction can help remedy the situation and fast-track new build projects

Schools built under the School Rebuilding Programme are to be net-zero in operation and resilient to climate risks. So what does this mean? And what can we learn from the first net-zero school to be completed under the programme?

Alongside the need for our built environment to operate within the boundaries of our natural environment, the schools we build must perform well to meet the needs of teachers and pupils

Glebe Farm School is Milton Keynes’ first fossil-free new build school. It’s so ‘green’ that it’s been removed from the grid and even its Bunsen burners are powered without gas. Headteacher Matthew Shotton explains the project

Polegate School - photo credit Wernick.

Modular schools are helping to resolve many of the problems encountered by the education sector when undertaking new build or refurbishment projects, writes the MPBA

Polgate School classroom, credit Wernick

The use of offsite modular technology will help deliver the government's ten-year school rebuilding programme, as well as meet the UK’s net-zero target. The MPBA's Jackie Maginnis explains how

Mercia School, credit Phil Grayston

Good design must be made a priority in deciding how the government’s new investment into school buildings is spent, writes RIBA’s Client Advisers

Thornhill Primary School in Cardiff

The government’s ten-year school rebuilding programme is a step towards creating low-carbon classrooms, but more investment and ambition is needed, writes Alex Green

Cherry Hinton school Cambridge - credit Daniel Shearing

Are you involved in a new school building project? Irena Barker investigates the best approach to create exceptional results

The government, local authorities and developers need to make a concerted effort to work collaboratively to meet pupil place demand, according to a report from Scape Group

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


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