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.

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