Every year up to 1,800 primary and secondary schools suffer from a fire, research reveals.
A survey by the National Foundation for Educational Research shows 43% of schools have had a blaze in the last three years.
It also finds:
The measurable cost of arson attacks on schools in 2001 was£65m
Nearly a third of all school fires start during school time
About 90,000 pupils' education is affected by fire every year