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New Secondary Schools

Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average cost is of building a new secondary school. (104937)

The Department does not hold average costs of schools. Schools are designed and procured locally. However, a 1,000 pupil secondary school on a site without particular problems, in an area of average building prices, would typically be in the range of £18-22 million. This excludes the cost of site acquisition. Many sites have circumstances that can add considerably to costs. Building prices vary significantly from one region to another.