Design Advisor Priority Schools


Education Funding Agency (EfA)

The Department of Education, through its funding arm the Education Funding Agency, is replacing the schools in the worst condition in England.

The EfA engaged Stephen Hill as one of its Design Advisors on this programme. This role, requiring specialist expertise in school design, involves advising on designs put forward by the framework contractor’s design teams. The role covers the whole process from the selection of the successful team through competition to the opening of the schools.


Stephen has been the Design Advisor on three batches; Hull & East Riding Yorkshire 1&2 and North & North East Lincolnshire, covering 17 schools. The projects range from small primary schools through to large, complex secondary schools. The schools were designed by a number of different architects.

Stephen is continuing in the role on the follow on programme working on 9 further schools in the next phase of the program.