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Schools: Tyne and Wear

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many schools were built in Tyne and Wear in each year since 1997; and how many are scheduled to be built; (135649)

(2) how many schools were scheduled to be refurbished in Tyne and Wear in each year since 1997; and how many were refurbished.

School capital funding is allocated on a local authority basis. The Department does not maintain records of schools which are built or refurbished as prioritisation between types of build is decided at local authority level, using funds allocated by the Department and available locally.

Newcastle upon Tyne local authority currently has a wave 1 project in the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. This includes 10 secondary schools to be rebuilt or refurbished, with a further six schools, already receiving buildings investment, allocated additional ICT investment through BSF. Total BSF investment for these schools (including PFI credits) will total some £192 million. This wave 1 project is currently due for completion in March 2011.

Besides the BSF programme, there are allocations of £29 million of capital funding during the current period, 2005-06 to 2007-08, which will be prioritised at local authority and school level.