Consultation outcome

Acoustic design of schools: performance standards 2014

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Original consultation


We are seeking views on the proposed revision of Department for Education standards on acoustics for school buildings.

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Consultation description

The Department for Education is seeking views on the draft acoustic performance standards for schools.

The standards ensure that teaching and learning activities can be clearly heard and prevent disturbance from outside noise. They will replace those given in Building Bulletin 93, Acoustic Design of Schools, published in 2003.

The standards ensure schools comply with the acoustic requirements of the following regulations:

  • The Building Regulations
  • The School Premises Regulations 2012
  • The Independent Schools Standards 2013


Published 5 March 2014
Last updated 18 December 2014 + show all updates
  1. Published government response to the consultation.
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