Around £17 billion is being spent on new school buildings in the next few years.
Deyan Sudjic asks whether we are forging a new educational and architectural future with that money - or repeating the mistakes of the past.
Between now and 2008, £17.5 billion will be spent refurbishing or rebuilding our schools.
Journalist and author Deyan Sudjic finds out if it's money being well spent.
Are we getting good quality school buildings that can stir civic pride and help regenerate run down areas, or are we repeating the mistakes of the past?
With the help of some of Britain's most respected architects, the programme surveys the landscape of school buildings from Cornwall to Yorkshire, and finds a mix of the good and the bad.