School grounds and outdoor space

Guidance and ideas for the effective design and use of school grounds and outdoor space.

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Some parts no longer reflect current policy, but the general guidance is still relevant.


Schools for the future: designing school grounds

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The document, ‘schools for the future: designing school grounds’, is full of information, guidance and ideas to inspire the best possible designs for school grounds.

The guide also includes examples of schools that have used the development of their grounds to enhance the educational, recreational and social needs of their pupils.

Published 11 March 2014
Last updated 1 July 2015 + show all updates
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