One in five UK schools require urgent repairs, investigation finds

According to The Telegraph, almost 4,000 schools in England are in need of immediate restoration work – with many more lacking paperwork required by law.

The data, obtained through freedom of information requests, was gathered by the Department for Education’s school condition data collection (CDC) programme, which was launched in 2017.

It said 705 schools had more than two elements given the worst condition rating, while 69 had more than 10.

Kevin Courtney, NEU’s joint general secretary, told the newspaper: “It makes no sense for important practical documents, required by law, not to be held on the premises of a school or college.”

A further 21 per cent said parts or all of their building have been closed due to disrepair over the past five years, the NEU said.

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