Guidance

Design examples

School designs that demonstrate how the recommended standards for buildings and grounds can be achieved.

Baseline designs for schools

Baseline designs: guidance

Baseline design strategies

The guidance in these web pages will assist building professionals, school sponsors and those involved in school building projects. It may also be of interest to the leaders and governing bodies of schools.

These pages may be updated in future to include case studies of good design.

The baseline designs for schools include drawings and descriptions of several sizes of primary and secondary school. These demonstrate good practice and general compliance with the Output Specification 2017 that can be achieved within set cost and area allowances.

The baseline design guidance outlines the cost and area allowances assumed. Baseline design strategies describe the design approach to access and inclusion, acoustics, circulation, daylight, environmental services, fire safety, structural design and ventilation.

Published 20 July 2018