Entries by Lyn

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School Floors That Stand Out

Beauflor® sheet vinyl floors bring schools and colleges a durable, water-resistant, easy to maintain and cost-effective finish. Schools and colleges need a floor that’s not only good to look at, but it must also be able to withstand constant footfall, be easy to clean and prove a cost-effective choice: Beauflor sheet vinyl floors are all […]

Bam to build £38m school building

Bam has been awarded a £38m contract to deliver a new school building in Lincolnshire. The contractor was appointed to build a teaching facility for North Lindsey College, in Scunthorpe, under the Department for Education’s 2021 school buildings construction framework. The three-storey building, designed to produce net-zero carbon in operation, will be able to host […]

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Warning sounded as schools not ready to exit PFI deals

Just two of the 41 councils given “health checks” by the government over their preparedness to exit private finance initiative (PFI) school deals were deemed to be on track, Schools Week can reveal. Sector leaders fear schools will be left to “shoulder the storm” of councils not being ready to take back public control of […]

King James Academy Royston to reopen after storm damage

Pupils at King James Academy in Royston are resuming face-to-face learning tomorrow, after the school building was damaged by Storm Henk. In January, the storm caused flooding in the main senior site teaching block, along with considerable damage to the roof and cladding. Since then, pupils in Years 7 to 10 have had to work […]

Bristol street artists to create Southville Primary murals

A primary school is linking-up with a number of artists to create street art on its buildings. Southville Primary School in Bristol is part of the area where Europe’s largest street art festival, Upfest, is held. It has taken inspiration from the event to launch its own celebration called Southfest, and is welcoming seven artists […]

Five schools get £2.5m for faulty concrete work

Ysgol David Hughes and Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi on Anglesey were closed over concerns about reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (Raac). It was also found in Ysgol Maes Owen in Kinmel Bay, Ysgol Trefnant in Denbighshire and Eveswell Primary School in Newport. The Welsh government funding is part of a £12.5m package for improving school and college […]

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Undy Primary School students learn construction at site

Children from Undy Primary School visited a local building site to gain first-hand experience of the construction process. The excursion allowed the 60 year four pupils to glimpse into their local area’s development and better understand the steps behind housebuilding. The trip included a comprehensive tour of the Vistry site at Seymour Place in Undy, […]

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Zaporizhzhia Plans Underground Schools to Continue Education Amid Shelling

In an innovative response to the ongoing conflict, Zaporizhzhia officials have announced plans to construct underground schools to ensure uninterrupted education for children in the region, highlighting both the resilience of communities in conflict zones and the challenges of maintaining essential services under such conditions. Adapting to Conflict: A New Approach to Education With the […]

Bradford College cements plans for transformational campus buildings

Bradford College is laying the foundation for national Colleges Week 2024 (26 February – 1 March) with work getting underway on several large capital investment projects. Over the last two years, Bradford College has successfully secured nearly £29 million in funding. The considerable investment will enhance, refurbish, and build new aspirational facilities in the heart […]