School building programme

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‘Tell us which schools could collapse’: Labour will force ministers to reveal data
Teachers and parents voice fury over risk to life in England’s crumbling classrooms as DfE keeps survey details from public scrutiny

Toby Helm Political editor

29, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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England’s crumbling schools are a ‘risk to life’, officials warn No 10
Exclusive: Leak reveals that the education department is battling with the Treasury for £13bn needed for rebuilding projects

Toby Helm

14, May, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Headteachers fight for funds to shore up England’s dilapidated classrooms
Hundreds of schools are queueing for cash to replace leaky roofs and failing heating. Yet each year only 50 will get money to rebuild

Michael Savage

14, May, 2022 @7:00 PM

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England’s £11bn school repair bill goes back to Michael Gove cuts
Analysis: bill is a result of austerity cuts and decisions made by the coalition education secretary

Richard Adams

27, May, 2021 @7:15 PM

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Sir, can I go and play in the mud kitchen? The fun-filled school with luxury flats attached
Pupils at this new primary will be able to bounce on the playground and grow food on the roof. Shame their teachers won’t be able to afford the high-end homes that funded it

Oliver Wainwright

25, Sep, 2020 @10:32 AM

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Johnson pledges £1bn school rebuilding programme for England
Infrastructure projects will help revive economy after Covid-19 crisis, PM will say

Kate Proctor and Richard Adams

28, Jun, 2020 @9:30 PM

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Renewables barely feature in building programme for 500 schools
Solar panels, heat pumps and sustainable designs bypassed – but now one Somerset school is taking a stand

Liz Lightfoot

18, Feb, 2020 @6:13 AM

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Ministers won’t give schools more money until they are visibly falling apart – ask George Osborne | Laura McInerney
Comments by ex-chancellor George Osborne will alarm headteachers hoping for help from his successor

Laura McInerney

27, Mar, 2018 @6:57 AM

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A third of schools in England are underfunded by more than £1m
A new report shows that while money has been found to build 500 new free schools, thousands of existing schools do not have enough funds to keep their buildings in a ‘satisfactory’ condition

Pamela Duncan and Cath Levett

28, Apr, 2017 @4:26 PM

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Government spending billions on free schools while existing schools crumble
National Audit Office says £6.7bn is needed to bring current school buildings up to standard while ministers have pledged to build 500 free schools by 2020

Rajeev Syal

22, Feb, 2017 @12:01 AM

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Poorly designed schools affecting pupils' performance, says RIBA
Royal Institute of British Architects finds ‘dangerous and dilapidated’ buildings are causing children to underperform and teachers to quit

Robert Booth

10, May, 2016 @11:01 PM

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Bauhaus and moral purpose: the very model of modern community schools
The village colleges of Cambridgeshire, pioneering as comprehensives in the 1930s, are still setting an example in 2015

Oliver Bennett

17, Nov, 2015 @7:00 AM

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