Ministers support the review’s main thrust of cutting building costs by up to 30% by slashing bureaucracy and standardising designs.
But calls from Dixons chief Sebastian James to centralise procurement using a national framework of contractors are being opposed.
The Government response to the review states: “We do not intend to over-ride existing local or regional procurement and project delivery arrangements where they are shown to be as efficient and effective at building or improving schools to a high standard.
“We do need to make sure that we can accumulate expertise on design and construction through gathering as much learning as possible on every build process, so that this can then be applied to the next project taken forward.
“We would always want to enable local contractors to be able to compete for business, where they could deliver projects at better value.”
The construction industry can now have its say on the proposed reforms via an online consultation at www.education.gov.uk/consultations