ERIC Number: ED464477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing the Net Capacity of Schools.
Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
Explaining that the capacity of a school is the number of pupil places it can accommodate, this guide for Local Education Authorities (LEAs) describes the British government's method of assessing the "net capacity" of schools, which will be used as the measure of the capacity of all maintained, mainstream schools in England from June 2002. The guide's introduction addresses the purpose of net capacity, the schools to which net capacity applies, how net capacity is assessed, and LEA responsibilities. Contents are: Part 1, "Background," discussing why net capacity has been introduced and the increased area standards; Part 2, "How the Net Capacity Method Works"; Part 3, "What Needs To Be Measured"; Part 4, "Measured but Excluded Areas"; and Part 5, "Using the Net Capacity Assessment Forms." (An appendix contains definitions of types of spaces.) (EV)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Measurement, Measurement Techniques, School Buildings, School Space, Space Classification, Space Utilization
DfES Publications, P.O. Box 5050, Sherwood Park, Annesley, Nottingham, England NG15 0DJ, United Kingdom. Tel: 0845-6022260; Fax: 0845-6033360; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: www.dfes.gov.uk/netcapacity/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Skills, London (England).