The findings of a wide-ranging review into the procurement of the government’s school building programme will not be revealed until next month at the earliest.

Pricewaterhouse Coopers’ review of the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme was expected to be published this month.

The accountant released a separate report on the BSF’s impact on schools last month.

Ty Goddard, director of the British Council for School Environments, said: “The industry awaits progress on a procurement process that seems to be a real barrier to hopes and ambitions.”

Only 12 BSF schools out of an original estimate of 100 will open by April.