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New schools to be built as part of new West Lothian homes scheme

New schools to be built as part of new West Lothian homes scheme  » 

More than 3,000 new homes are to be built along with state-of-the-art primary and secondary schools in a multimillion-pound development in West Lothian.

Lossiemouth primary school wins UK CCS

Lossiemouth primary school wins UK CCS  » 

A Balfour Beatty-supported competition entry with St Gerardines Primary in Lossiemouth has been announced as a UK winning entry in this year’s Considerate Constructors Scheme Honor Big Build competition.

Wakefield college opens digital campus before building new home

Wakefield college opens digital campus before building new home  » 

CAPA College (Creative and Performing Arts College) has rolled out its digital campus with Liverpool-based Collabco’s myday - making it the first ever FE college to have a digital campus before having a place to call home. The FE college, which opened last term, is currently waiting on planning permission to build its physical campus environment for opening in 2020. It is Wakefield’s first DfE-funded Free School.

UK public schools expand into China

UK public schools expand into China  » 

British independent school branches in China are expected to increase by nearly 50% in 2019, according to a report by Venture Education. According to the ‘British Independent Schools in China: Annual Report 2019’, 2019 will see a record 14 British independent school branches opening across the country.

Bobby Moore Academy opens in Olympic Park

Bobby Moore Academy opens in Olympic Park  » 

The Bobby Moore Academy Secondary School, a sixth-form secondary school for 1,140 pupils, recently opened on one of the smallest secondary school sites in London. A six-storey high building, it is situated in the heart of the Olympic Park, it provides much-needed education and community facilities to support the growing local neighbourhood.

Pressure builds on school spaces for Jewish children

Pressure builds on school spaces for Jewish children  » 

The number of Jewish children in Jewish schools in the UK is up by nearly 12 per cent over the past three years. A report from the Institute for Jewish Policy Research and the Board of Deputies says there were 34,547 Jewish children enrolled in day schools in the last academic year - up 11.8 per cent from 30,914 from the previous report produced three years ago.

ANALYSIS: Scottish schools get new £1bn building boost

ANALYSIS: Scottish schools get new £1bn building boost  » 

The Scottish Government has committed to investing £1bn in rebuilding and refurbishing schools after the current school building programme ends in 2021. Andrew Pring examines the new deal and the philosophy of Peter Reekie, the man charged with delivering it.

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First modular school on EFSA framework comes on stream

First modular school on EFSA framework comes on stream  » 

Spatial Initiative (Initiative), the joint venture of property services group Styles&Wood and offsite construction specialists Extraspace Solutions, has just completed work on Highcliffe School, Leicester. It’s the first school to be built under the £95m Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Component Primary Block framework.

Asbestos problems going undetected says environmental expert

Asbestos problems going undetected says environmental expert  » 

The UK needs to bring its asbestos monitoring regulations in line with other countries who have more robust controls despite having less of a problem.

Budget funding dismissed as inadequate by critics

Budget funding dismissed as inadequate by critics  » 

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, allocated an extra £400 million of capital funding for schools in October’s Budget. This one-off payment will be made directly to schools, averaging £10,000 per primary school and £50,000 per secondary school. It can be spent on equipment such as computers, whiteboards or building upgrades and comes in addition to the core schools budget.

Award-winning Kensington school opens its doors to the public

Award-winning Kensington school opens its doors to the public  » 

Marlborough Primary School, an architectural award-winning school in London’s Chelsea run by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, was opened to the public show for the first time at the world’s biggest architectural festival, Open House, which took place at the end of September.

Eight suppliers appointed to Fusion21’s modular building framework  » 

Fusion21 has added new suppliers to its modular building framework, following an expansion worth £175 million over a four-year period.

DfE moves to secure more school places from developers

DfE moves to secure more school places from developers  » 

The Department for Education has issued new guidance to help ensure there are enough good new school places to meet local needs, while also driving forward an ambitious housing agenda to increase housing delivery, home ownership and the creation of new Garden Communities. The timely provision of infrastructure with new housing is essential, says DfE, in meeting these objectives to secure high quality school places where and when they are needed.

Analysis: Sharing sports facilities  » 

As the Department for Education publishes new guidance on ways in which fee-paying schools should collaborate with neighbouring state schools, Gary Johnson, director at LK2, which specialises in sports and leisure development and architecture, discusses how schools can offer local communities use of their sports facilities.