Design for Learning - The 21st Century School

What is this?

Building on the work of the Designing Scotland’s Sustainable School of the Future project, the Design for Learning – The 21st Century School project aims to bring together primary and secondary schoolchildren plus other key stakeholders in Scotland’s school estates with architects, designers and other creative professionals to work on a number of live pilot projects linked to school design.

Managed by the Lighthouse, the project will over the course of the next 3 years work with 10 Councils across Scotland on different pilot projects focussed on specific school sites as follows. More details can be found in the publication for year 1 (link below):

The remaining pilots will run for one year, and will be repeated 3 times in different areas of the country.

FLaT involvement?

FLaT support is being provided to help generate and implement new ideas about the way in which we might build, renovate and use school buildings in order to raise educational achievement, promote sustainable development and support a culture of lifelong learning and local communities.

  1. Achievement & Attainment;
  2. Values and Citizenship;
  3. Learning for Life.

Project aims?

Project outcomes?


The project started in January 2004 and will be completed by September 2006.

Level of Support?

FLaT support is a grant of £342,500, plus evaluation costs.

Who are the evaluation team?

To be agreed.