Learning estate strategy

The Learning Estate Strategy and its guiding principles provide a platform for investment in the learning estate across Scotland and set out our strategic approach for managing the learning estate.

Meeting our Education Policy ambitions

Delivering the Learning Estate Strategy must be firmly aligned to the policy aims set out in the National Improvement Framework (NIF) of achieving excellence and equity for all children and young people and closing the poverty related attainment gap.

Our learning estate should support the three key national education and skills priorities:

  • Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC)
  • Curriculum for Excellence (CfE)
  • Developing the Young Workforce (DYW)

Our learning estate should also support the following strategies and priorities:

  • Learner Participation in Education Settings
  • Scottish Attainment Challenge
  • STEM strategy
  • Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy for Scotland
  • Skills based learning
  • Educational and vocational pathways
  • 15-24 Learner Journey Programme
  • Gaelic Education Development
  • Learning for Sustainability
  • Out of School Care development
  • Community Learning and Development
  • Learning Together
  • The National Walking Strategy, Cycling Action Plan for Scotland (CAPS) and the Long Term Vision for Active Travel in Scotland
  • The National Walking Strategy
  • Cycling Action Plan for Scotland
  • A Connected Scotland
  • The Climate Change Plan/The Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme


Email: Matthew.Rennie@gov.scot

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