Win a new school building competition – vote for the winner!

Win a new school building competition – vote for the winner!

Voting is now open in the TES and Clearspace Buildings competition to win a new school building worth £80,000. TES Connect members will decide which of the five finalists will win, so make sure you cast your vote before Sunday 27 April 2014.

Ferndale Community School
Ferndale, Rhondda Cynon Taf

'Up-skilling students whilst narrowing the gap in deprivation by offering families and the community support'

Watch their video and read their entry.

Kings College
Guildford, Surrey

'Kings College Vocational Centre – building skills and constructing your future'

Watch their video and read their entry.

Myrddin Special Unit
Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

'We all deserve to be heard – give us a voice!'

Watch their video and read their entry.

Netherhall School
Maryport, Cumbria

'Our environment, community and learning, we're growing together.'

Watch their video and read their entry.

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Liverpool, Merseyside

'Silence is not always golden. We love to talk and we talk to learn.'

Watch their video and read their entry.

Since submitting their entry, The Ryes College's circumstances have changed and we have therefore mutually agreed with the school that it has withdrawn from the competition.

Vote for the winner now

You will need to be logged in to TES Connect to vote.

If you’re not already a TES Connect member, you can join for free here.

Voting closes Sunday 27 April 2014.

About the competition

Following last year’s hugely successful school building giveaway, TES and Clearspace Buildings are once again giving away another classroom – worth £80,000 – from the Clearspace Education range.

This time, the winning school has the option of choosing either a single standalone classroom or a vertical extension to an existing building. So whatever the size and shape of your school, there’s still room to grow.

The winning school will get to pick the design and layout of their new building, which will then be constructed on their site during the 2014 summer holiday.

Timeline of key dates

Competition launch – Friday 8 November 2013

Entry closing date – Sunday 16 February 2014

Entries judged and shortlist announced – Thursday 27 February 2014

Shortlisted schools to produce films

Voting commences – Thursday 13 March 2014

Voting closes – Sunday 27 April 2014

Winner announced – Thursday 8 May 2014

Last year’s winners

See how Chamberlayne College for the Arts' new building turned out.

Keep up to date with the latest on Twitter

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More about the prize

Clearspace Education’s classrooms are conducive to modern learning; delivering on every level, from accommodating small learning groups to being flexible enough to allow the continual reorganisation of the whole class.

The architect-designed timber buildings are manufactured and designed in the UK. They are clad in red cedar wood and make a stunning addition to any school site. Every Clearspace Education building is guaranteed and has a 60+ year life span.

They can be placed virtually anywhere, including inaccessible, enclosed spaces or on top of existing structures. The possibilities are endless and ideal for school’s struggling to find ground space on site for a new building.

A typical classroom size is 60m², accommodating 30 students, and the space can be used as one large classroom, a smaller one with and annex or as studio space. Clearspace Buildings Managing Director Scott Horner said: “The amount of competition entries last year made the issue of a shortage of classroom space in schools throughout the UK very real to us, so we’re delighted to give away another of our buildings in conjunction with TES.

“We wanted the entire competition to be as fair and as meritocratic as possible and last year’s winners, Chamberlayne College, prove we achieved that. This year will be no different. In fact by including our new vertical range of buildings within the prize, it opens up the competition to many more schools that, last year, may have been put off from entering because they didn’t have the ground space on site for a new classroom.”

For more information about the Clearspace Education range of permanent modular buildings, visit