Welcome to the Buildings Section of the Education Team

School building





The buildings section supports Church Schools and Academies in the Diocese of Leeds in relation to all aspects of buildings-related projects.
If you need help please contact the Education Team

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  1. Buildings Advice
  2. Buildings Development Plans
  3. Compliance
  4. Forms
  5. LCVAP
  6. Links

Buildings Advice

In this section you will find advice on matters to do with school buildings and buildings in general. For more detailed advice regarding matters which are relevant to each category of school, please visit the relevant school section.

  • Canopies advice to schools - general advice on the installation of canopies in Church Schools and Academies.

  • Solar Panel advice to schools - general advice on the installation of Solar Panels in Church Schools and Academies.

Buildings Development Plans

All schools and academies are encouraged to use a Buildings Development Plan when planning budgets for the school year.  More information and a copy of the Building Development Plan can be found under the relevant school section.


The aim of the compliance document is to provide a summary of relevant responsibilities and to assist Headteachers and premises managers in implementing appropriate testing and inspection of systems and equipment within the school premises.  Not all items may be applicable to your specific site and the list is in no way definitive, but is a guide to covering key areas.  This document cannot replace professional advice and Headteachers and premises managers are strongly advised to obtain such advice where required. You will find the compliance document in the relevant school section.


A range of forms are available to assist schools applying for approval to undertake building schemes. All schools and academies must obtain Board of Education and Trustees approval for any works carried out that have a minimum net value of £2,000 regardless of how these are funded. Trustee approval does not have to be obtained for IT Works. However, if you are in any doubt please contact Helen Williams or Emma Parsons  The forms have been updated to reflect the status of each category of school or academy:
VA School Forms     VC School Forms     Foundation School Forms     Academy Forms


The Locally Co-ordinated Voluntary Aided Programme (LCVAP) is a capital-funded programme administered by the Education Funding Agency but which is devolved to the diocese and the local authority. This funding is only available to Voluntary Aided Schools.  For more information about LCVAP and an application form please visit the VA section.  The current list of approved grants for 2016/17 can also be found in this section.


Links covering a wide range of subjects including capital funding, buildings, academies and governance etc can be found in the relevant school section.  These will be updated on a regular basis.