It has been estimated that there are 700 unsafe school facilities in England.

National Audit Office Report

The National Audit Office (NAO) report for the condition of school buildings says the Department for Education (DfE) has, since 2021, assessed the risk of injury or death from a school building collapse as “very likely and critical” and estimating 700 unsafe school facilities in England.

There has even been reports from teachers about risks posed by sewage leaks and asbestos.

Unsafe School Facilities

The Department of Education reports that it has been “significantly investing in transforming schools” with an official said “nothing is more important” than safety at school – and the Department of Education had allocated more than £15bn since 2015 to keep schools safe and operational – BBC

The National Audit Office (NAO), the UK’s independent public spending watchdog, said risks had not been addressed due to years of underfunding. The NAO said the deteriorating condition of school buildings was damaging pupil attainment and teacher retention.

School Refurbishment Requirements

The National Audit Office (NAO)‘s report found regional variations in how much money needed to be spent per pupil to put the estimated 700 unsafe school facilities back into good condition.

The East and West Midlands had the largest average need per pupil, followed by parts of northern England.

The National Audit Office (NAO) report found more than a third of all English school buildings (24,000) had passed their estimated initial design life.

Facility Solutions School Support

The team at Facility Solutions pride themselves on providing solutions to every problem. Facility Solutions can work with all budgets to find a solution that will work for you.

Facility Solutions would love to speak to schools facing facility and maintenance issues across the UK and look at ways they can support create better environments for pupils and teachers.

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Published On: July 1, 2023Categories: News