Partnerships for Schools

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Partnerships for Schools (PfS) was established in 2004 by the DCSF (previously DfES) and Partnerships UK to deliver Building Schools for the Future (BSF), the capital investment programme that will help transform every single secondary school in England.

In 2006, PfS also took on responsibility for delivering the Academies programme, which will see 400 Academies built across the country.

The key role for PfS is to ensure that investment in secondary schools is based on robust educational strategies and that BSF schools and Academies are well designed, are built on time at a reasonable cost to the taxpayer, and are properly maintained over their lifetime.

PfS helps to build strong Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), enabling the public sector to benefit from the best skills and expertise available in the private sector and reaping greater efficiencies and economies of scale. PfS manages the overall national BSF programme, as well as supporting the local projects.

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Imagine School Design Database

Imagine is a database which captures school design best practice from around the world.
The School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield has conducted a critical analysis of over 150 schools, highlighting excellence in design according to different themes. It considers integrated ICT, environmental design and flexibility for space and learning.
This resource aims to provide inspiration for creating innovative teaching and learning environments called for by the Government’s Building Schools for the Future initiative. New research is conducted every three months to ensure the database is kept up-to-date and topical.

Partnerships for Schools
Fifth Floor
8-10 Great George Street
Greater London




020 7273 0001


020 7273 0002

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