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City Academies

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the capital cost is (a) of each city academy and (b) expected to be of each academy for which there is a firm financial commitment; how many pupils are (i) at each existing academy and (ii) planned to be at each academy for which there is a firm financial commitment; and what the age range of the pupils is in each case. (75548)

The information requested is given in the following tables. The average cost of post-16 places is higher than for pre-16 ones. The average cost of a completed academy with 1,300 pupils and a sixth form in a high-cost inner-city area has been £25 to £30 million. The average cost of a new secondary school of this size and location has similarly been £25 to £30 million. The average cost per pupil of new build voluntary aided schools which the Department is currently funding is £23,886. The average cost per pupil in an academy is £23,370.

(a) Open academies

Current agreed capital cash limit (£)

Pupil number capacity

Age range

The Academy at Peckham

30,169,539

1,450

11-18

The Academy of St. Francis of Assisi

20,868,385

900

11-16

The Business Academy Bexley

38,459,531

1,820

4-18

Capital City Academy

26,994,000

1,200

11-18

The City Academy, Bristol

27,666,644

1,250

11-18

The City of London Academy

33,361,132

1,200

11-18

Dixons City Academy

6,510,494

1,060

11-18

Djanogly City Academy

21,587,127

1,580

11-16

Greig City Academy

16,479,000

1,250

11-18

Haberdasher’s Aske’s Hatcham College Academy

7,045,000

1,340

11-18

Haberdasher’s Aske’s Knights Academy

40,380,591

1,350

11-18

The Harefield Academy

26,418,502

1,000

11-18

The King’s Academy

22,301,104

1,250

11-18

Lambeth Academy

25,445,886

900

11-18

London Academy

31,398,939

1,425

11-18

MacMillan Academy

13,034,762

1,435

11-18

Manchester Academy

19,786,149

1,150

11-18

The Marlowe Academy

27,803,246

1,080

11-18

Mossbourne Community Academy

27,973,726

900

11-16

The Northampton Academy

27,358,929

1,420

11-18

Salford City Academy

15,052,758

750

11-18

St. Paul’s Academy

31,189,300

1,200

11-16

Stockley Academy

25,809,685

1,150

11-18

Trinity Academy

25,070,483

1,470

11-18

Unity City Academy

20,590,000

1,200

11-16

Walsall Academy

17,321,463

1,200

11-18

West London Academy

31,163,389

1,150

3-18

(b) Academies in implementation (with a Funding Agreement in place)

Current agreed capital cash limit (£)

Planned pupil number capacity

Planned age range

Westminster

30,200,082

1,175

11-18

Petchey (Hackney)

34,214,999

1,200

11-18

John Madejski (Reading)

27,656,303

1,100

11-18

Sandwell

27,149,860

1,200

11-18

Paddington

31,175,682

1,175

11-18

North Liverpool City

33,849,163

1,750

11-18

Grace (Solihull)

31,595,149

1,350

11-18

David Young Community (Leeds)

23,577,588

1,170

11-18

Barnsley

25,506,332

1,150

11-18

Thomas Deacon (Peterborough)1

46,431,203

2,200

11-18

St. Matthew (Lewisham)

30,856,162

1,345

3-16

Samworth Enterprise (Leicester)

19,501,915

1,046

5-16

Harris Academy at South Norwood

34,491,000

1,300

11-18

The Bridge (Hackney)

34,688,469

1,150

11-18

Oasis (Enfield)

29,295,641

1,150

11-18

Folkestone

36,651,169

1,480

11-18

Bradford

20,471,117

1,150

11-18

Walthamstow

29,950,551

1,150

11-18

Sheffield Park

29,000,000

1,300

11-18

Leigh (Dartford)

36,590,284

1,500

11-18

Langley (Slough)

31,000,000

1,150

11-18

Sheffield Springs

27,300,000

1,300

11-18

Corby City Academy2

30,286,100

1,250

11-18

St. Mary Magdalene (Islington)

38,332,106

1,250

5-18

1 Thomas Deacon Academy replaces three existing schools and will serve 2,200 pupils. 2 The figure for Corby City Academy includes £3,177,000 provided by the local authority in addition to the provision in the Funding Agreement.