Building Schools for the Future

Building Schools for the Future


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The educational landscape of Stoke-on-Trent is undergoing a massive transformation with work now well underway for the city’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.

The BSF Programme in the city is a key part of the regeneration of the Potteries, and is at the forefront of Mandate for Change. Its objectives are to: 

  • improve education for all young people in the city; 
  • raise aspirations
  • provide a stable educational platform for this and future generations of young people and
  • secure a safe and friendly environment for all students working and living in Stoke-on-Trent.

Every secondary and special school in the city will benefit from a total £270m investment. Specifically, our current programme includes 18 schools:

  • 13 secondary (including 6 academies) 
  • 4 special 
  • 1 pupil referral unit 

School buildings are now being rebuilt or refurbished in a series of 5 phases between January 2011 and January 2014.

The City Council is delivering the BSF programme in partnership with two main Design & Build contractors:-

Thomas Vale/Wates Joint Venture.

Balfour Beatty and an ICT Managed Service provider RM.

Any companies interested in establishing supply chain links with our main contractors can do so by joining the Make It Construction network.  This website is regularly updated with upcoming Council work packages to provide information to suppliers on available tenders and the timetable for applications.

Details of the Council’s procurement processes and the latest tender opportunities are also available on the Council’s procurement website.

The following pages give brief details of individual projects, with images of school designs and photographs of completed buildings, where these have been developed. This is a fast moving programme and we make every effort to ensure information is up to date, but if you have any questions about specific projects or the programme as a whole, please contact us:-

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BSF Programme Team
Place City Renewal Directorate
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Floor 3, Civic Centre, Glebe Street
Stoke-on-Trent  ST4 1HH

Tel: 01782 235546


All our contractors are working hard to promote opportunities for:

  • Local companies to join their supply chain.
  • Job apprenticeships, work experience, shadowing and mentoring in their organisations.

Further details are given in the presentation from our recent 'meet the employer ' event. 

Click here to view the presentation. 

Organisations linked to BSF in Stoke-on-Trent are:


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