Prioritising schools for the School Rebuilding Programme

Closed 8 Oct 2021

Opened 19 Jul 2021

Feedback updated 3 Feb 2022

We asked

We asked for views on the approach to prioritising schools for future places in the School Rebuilding Programme.

You said

The majority of respondents were supportive of the lead approach proposed in the consultation. This was to combine a light-touch nomination process, where responsible bodies can request that we consider a school informed by condition data held by the department, alongside the ability to submit supplementary professional evidence (e.g. a structural survey by a chartered structural engineer) of severe need.

Overall, respondents thought we should focus on the condition of buildings and that we should prioritise projects with the greatest need for rebuilding. 

We did

We will adopt a prioritisation approach based on the lead proposal in the consultation and continue to prioritise the schools in the poorest condition. The overall approach can be found in the consultation response document. Full details of how to nominate schools for inclusion in the programme can be found on

We have published an Equalities Impact Analysis which has been informed by responses to the consultation.

Results updated 3 Feb 2022

Information on the School Rebuilding Programme, including the published consultation response, can be found on GOV.UK


We are seeking views on the approach to prioritising schools for future places in the School Rebuilding Programme.

Why your views matter

The Prime Minister announced the School Rebuilding Programme (SRP) in June 2020 to carry out major rebuilding and refurbishment projects at schools and sixth form colleges in England over the next decade.

The goal of the programme is to identify and carry out projects at the schools most in need of major rebuilding or refurbishment.

We are consulting on the approach to prioritising schools for the future places in the programme. 


  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • Local authorities
  • Sixth form colleges
  • Designated institutions and 16-19 academies
  • School business managers
  • Community representatives
  • Unions and representative organisations


  • Capital funding
  • School building estates