Buildings boost?

23rd February 2001 at 00:00
Improving school buildings has a bigger effect on the work of primary pupils than on their older colleagues, according to government-commissioned research. However, the study by management consultants Price-WaterhouseCoopers revealed that cash spent on building work has little effect on standards overall.

The comany, asked by the government to discover if capital spending boosted pupil performance, found infants were most likely to do better in school buildings that had been repaired. But the study also found headteachers were convinced that repairs boosted performance and had a significant effect on school morale.

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