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Poor school buildings ‘damaging pupils’ health and education’ | BBC News

Too many UK pupils are trying to learn in classrooms that are damaging their health and their education, say architects.

And too many teachers are quitting, blaming stressful and overcrowded working conditions, says the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba).

It blames rising pupil numbers and government cuts to capital funding.

England’s Department for Education says it will invest £23bn in school buildings over the next five years.

The report comes weeks after 17 schools in Edinburgh schools were forced to close due to concern over the standard of construction.

Read more about this story on the BBC website: Poor school buildings ‘damaging pupils’ health and education’ | BBC News

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