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RIBA responds to new report by the National Audit Office on capital funding for schools

RIBA responds to NAO schools funding report

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (22 February 2017) responded to a new report by the National Audit Office on capital funding for schools.

RIBA President Jane Duncan said:

“Last year our Better Spaces for Learning report outlined how the Government’s school building programme could deliver better value for existing money. We are delighted that the National Audit Office has drawn on our research and recommendations in its review, including our call for the Department for Education (DfE) to evaluate the quality of the buildings provided through its main capital programme. We need to ensure every penny spent on schools stretches as far as possible, and that new schools do not store up problems for the future. We look forward to working further with the DfE to ensure better quality school buildings are delivered for children and teachers now and in the future.”

ENDS

The NAO report can be found here: www.nao.org.uk/report/capital-funding-for-schools

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