First Wave Of Schools Rebuild Programme Launched

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First Wave Of Schools Rebuild Programme Launched

First Wave Of Schools Rebuild Programme Launched

The government has launched the £10 billion first wave of its 10-year school rebuilding programme with 71 new projects. These include 50 school rebuilding projects and 21 new free schools.

According to a press release, the government has pledged to deliver 500 projects over the next decade, which include primary, secondary and special schools, as well as sixth form college in West Yorkshire. Over 70 per cent of the schools are located in the Midlands and the North of England.

Following site visits last year, project planning for the 50 rebuilds is already in an advanced stage, and construction is due to commence in autumn this year, with the majority of the rebuilds ti be completed within the next three to five years.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said: “Today we are launching the first phase of our ambitious new schools programme.

“The rebuilding projects are just the start of our major ten-year programme, transforming hundreds of schools and improving the education of tens of thousands of children.”

Mr Williamson added that more than 15,500 children will benefit from 21 new free schools across the country.

Over £1 billion of investment has been allocated to support the first round of the School Rebuilding Programme comes on top of the Government’s commitment to allocate £1.8 billion for school repair and upgrade projects over this coming year.

More details about the School Rebuilding programme will be set out later in 2021, including how evidence about schools’ condition needs can be provided to support prioritisation for future rounds of the programme. Projects will range from replacing or refurbishing individual buildings through to whole school rebuilds.

The department also plans to consult this year to gather views on how schools are prioritised for future rounds of the long-term programme.

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