Bricks and Mortarboards: The government’s new ‘no-frills’ schools

Education Investor, November 2013

The government’s standardised, ‘no frills’ schools are taking shape. Tom Ireland looks at their effect on pupils, communities and the education sector. 

It’s pretty easy to spot a school built during Labour’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) years. This was the era of the cavernous atrium, like the Langley Academy, Berkshire, and of wildly expensive materials, like the all copper chapel of All Saints Academy, Gloucestershire. Some schools, such as Clapham Manor Primary, in South London, are quite breathtakingly beautiful.Read More »