Premises development plans: template

Use our template premises development plan to help you audit your school grounds and buildings and plan improvement tasks.

Last reviewed on 3 July 2023
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  1. Download our premises development plan template
  2. Audit your premises to identify areas for improvement

Download our premises development plan template

Adapt our template to help you plan improvement tasks in your school.

It lists examples of school areas that may be included in the premises development plan, such as:

  • Teaching spaces
  • Halls
  • Staff and administration areas
  • Outdoor areas

The areas included are taken from the Department for Education's (DfE's) area guidelines for mainstream schools

KeyDoc: premises development plan template DOC, 189.5 KB

Audit your premises to identify areas for improvement

Get an up-to-date condition survey for your school

This will help ensure the upkeep of your grounds and buildings. The survey will identify the:

  • Current state of your buildings
  • Works required to bring any buildings up to standard
  • Urgency of any necessary works

You can find building surveyors through the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Alternatively ask your local authority or trust.

Break it down into specific areas to help you prioritise

Condition - what is the physical state of the area? Suitability

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