About the Programme
The aims of the programme link this investment directly to supporting school improvement and outcomes, and so authorities are expected to direct investment to where it will make a difference. As well as new-build projects, this could involve retrofitting of existing schools, introducing facilities and technology that respond to changing approaches to teaching and learning.
The 21st Century Schools programme will deliver:
- learning environments for children and young people in Wales aged from 3 to 19 that will enable the successful implementation of strategies for school improvement and better educational outcomes;
- a sustainable education system through better use of resources to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the education estate, and which enhances local public service provision; and
- a 21st Century Schools Standard for all schools in Wales which will reduce recurrent costs, energy consumption and carbon emissions.
Programme Information Document
The document on the right hand side of this page provides further information about the programme including:
- What is a 21st Century School?;
- Prioritisation and funding of projects;
- Strategic outline programme submissions;
- Outline business case submissions for projects;
- Procurement options;
- 21st Century School standard;
- Governance – the role of the Minister and programme Board;
- Support from the programme team;