Education Funding Agency capital boss dismisses fears standardised designs will lead to ‘identikit schools’

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The government will publish guidance on standardised school design “this summer”, Mike Green of the Education Funding Agency told the Government Construction Summit.

He dismissed fears about standardised school design: “We are not going to create identikit schools, far from it.”

As revealed in Building last month, the EFA is preparing five batches of schools for tender - three using public capital and two using private capital - Green confirmed.

He said the government was committed to getting projects going quickly.

He said: “It’s as important to us as to you to get shovels in the ground.”