In this modern age, a school building is required to be designed properly keeping in view the requirements of the institution. The building should be constructed on a proper and suitable site that is large enough to provide for the present and future needs of the institution. An ideal school building should be situated in a healthy locality and a respectable neighbourhood having proper ventilation, lighting and sanitary arrangements. Since the resources available for construction of buildings are meagre, it is not possible for government alone to construct a large number of new buildings. Donations/co-operation of the local Public/Panchayat and other such arrangements will accordingly be necessary to augment the resources necessary in this regard.
A school building shall be constructed according to the Specifications approved by the Education Department from time to time. Normally, a Primary School building shall have a minimum of three rooms of dimension of 8×6 meters and a varandah in front of the room.
A middle school building will consist of three rooms of 8×6 meters, with varandah and one office cum staff room.
High School building shall consist of a Headmaster's room, an office room for clerks, a staff room, rooms for all classes in accordance with the requirements of the institution, a science laboratory, an art and craft room, a library and reading room, NCC room, a store room and a big assembly hall.
Senior Secondary School, in addition to the accommodation for high school their will be separate laboratory for physics, chemistry, biology, computer cum information technology room and sports room. The different rooms will be of such dimensions as approved by the Education Department from time to time.
Separate toilets for boys, girls and staff will also be provided as per requirement.
No school is to be made functional / taken over/ upgraded unless the people of the area provide suitable accommodation for the purpose.
The school building will be maintained by the concerned agencies such as Panchayats, Education Depart-ment and P.W.D. or any Govt. agency out of regular maintenance budget provided by the department or through building fund. Essential minor repairs will be carried out by building fund committee, to be constituted by the Head of Institution out of building fund available at their disposal to ensure the long life of the school building.
An institution/school will only be able to take up physical activities, co-curricular activities and other recreational items when it has the facility of a playground attached with it. A play ground is also essential for the all round development of a child.