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Schools: Private Finance Initiative

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which schools have Eco-school status at (a) bronze, (b) silver and (c) green flag level; and whether each school listed was (i) built and (ii) maintained through a private finance initiative contract. (134449)

Eco-schools hold the information about which schools have achieved (a) bronze, (b) silver and (c) green flag levels. In total, 2,633 schools have so far been awarded bronze awards, of these 1,301 have gone on to achieve a silver award; and 562 schools have been awarded a green flag.

DFES has record of 833 PFI schools in England. Of these schools, 68 have achieved Eco-schools status at one of the Eco-schools levels. All schools that were built under PFI are also maintained through a private finance contract. However there are 12 schools in Stoke-on-Trent that were not built under PFI but are maintained under a private finance contract that have achieved one of the eco-schools award levels.

Numbers of schools achieving the Eco-schools award levels

Schools maintained but not built under PFI (in Stoke-on-Trent)

Total number of schools built and maintained under PFI in England

Bronze

12

56

Silver

2

18

Green flag

3

6