Property data survey programme

Information about the property data survey programme (PDSP), which provides up-to-date and accurate information on the condition of schools.



The property data survey programme (PDSP) was set up to provide up-to-date and accurate information on the condition of schools and colleges.

The programme of surveys ran from May 2012 to July 2014. Just under 19,000 establishments were surveyed.

The information gathered has provided the department with a clearer picture of the condition of the school estate which is being used to help ensure that funding is targeted to where it is most needed.

To date the information collected has been used to support the Schools Condition Allocations and the second phase of the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP2) The survey was carried out by qualified surveyors who carried out visual inspections of education buildings in line with a surveying manual The property data survey programme manual parts 1 to 3 are available on this page.

The high level results of the property data survey and technical information on how we have calculated the relative condition need across the education estate are also available on this page.

Published 11 March 2014
Last updated 9 February 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated with information on how the survey data has been used to inform PSBP2.

  2. First published.