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Building Schools for the Future Programme: Leicestershire

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding his Department plans to allocate to Leicestershire local education authority for the Building Schools for the Future programme. (133709)

Leicestershire local authority has four Building Schools for the Future (BSF) projects, which have been provisionally prioritised for waves 10-12 and waves 13-15 of the programme. Funding for projects in these waves has not yet been allocated.

Leicestershire currently has a phase one ‘one-school-pathfinder’ project concerning King Edward VII School, which has been allocated £26 million of capital funding.

72 local authorities with 87 projects are included in BSF waves one to six. A further 40 authorities are receiving a single-school project. Together with academies, a total of about 1,000 secondary schools are in line for modernisation.