Design guidance for primary school sports facilities

Originally published in 2004, this document outlines how primary school sports facilities can be designed to provide the ideal environment for providing both physical education and community sport. 

It provides:

  • An explanation of the benefits of providing new schools with physical education facilities designed to meet the requirements of both the school and the community
  • A model for establishing the number and type of ‘teaching spaces’ and ancillary accommodation required by schools;
  • Advice on estimating the likely demand for community sports facilities; and
  • Design advice for teaching and ancillary spaces.


Date published: 14 September 2016
Date updated: 07 August 2018


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