School building layout and design

Advice on the layout and design of rooms and suites of spaces within school building projects

This guidance was withdrawn on

This page has been withdrawn as it is out of date. You can find the latest school design and construction information from the Department for Education.

Building Bulletin 102 has been withdrawn and should not be considered to reflect current policy or guidance.

However, it is not prescriptive and contains some useful information that can assist authorities, school sponsors and designers involved in building projects in special schools.

References to the area required for individual spaces or buildings overall have been superseded by: Building Bulletin 104: Area guidelines for SEND and alternative provision.

Music accommodation in secondary schools: a design guide, offers useful information to those involved in the design and layout of such facilties.

Published 29 June 2018