The 2006 publication, Schools for the Future: Designing School Grounds, is full of information, guidance and ideas to inspire the best possible designs for school grounds, as well as examples of schools that have used the development of their grounds to enhance the formal, informal and hidden curricula.
The 2008 publication, Design for Play: a Guide to Creating Successful Play Spaces, is intended to inform the creation of outdoor play spaces that do justice to children's endless capacity for adventure and imagination, their fundamental need for exercise and social interaction and, above all, to their innate sense of fun. It aims to show that well-used and well-loved places to play will often be integrated within the cohesive design of a wider community space.
The 1999 publication, Building Bulletin 71: The Outdoor Classroom, is aimed at highlighting the potential of school grounds as a valuable resource that can support and enrich the whole curriculum and the education of all pupils.
The 1997 publication, Building Bulletin 85 – School Grounds: A Guide to Good Practice, is aimed at helping schools understand more about the range of issues affecting school grounds and to interpret them according to their own school's circumstances and priorities. The publication is available from the Stationery Office.