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Parents blind to design importance in schools

A YouGov survey, commissioned in the UK by international architect Gensler, has revealed that only 6% of parents of children aged 4 to 17, consider the design of a school’s learning environment in their top three criteria for school selection, and that 52% of parents chose geographical location and quality of teaching as the key drivers for school choice, closely followed by academic results at 51%.

The findings indicate that despite reported improved national academic results and considerable investment from the Government, through new initiatives such as the Academies and Building Schools for the Future programmes, parents seem oblivious to the fact that the built environment plays a key role in transforming the learning agenda.

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