The design of a school building needs to provide a safe and stimulating environment for children and young people to learn in. This topic sets out government guidance on the design of key teaching and non-teaching areas, including recommended room sizes and information on ensuring that buildings are suitable for pupils with special needs or a disability.

For information on the project management and funding of school construction projects, see the School Buildings Projects topic and for information about the safety aspects, see the Construction Safety topic.

Employers' Duties

Heads and governors should:

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