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Building Schools for the Future Programme

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools were built or refurbished outside the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme in each year since the start of the BSF programme. (148138)

Wave 1 of Building Schools for the Future (BSF) launched in 2004, and the first school procured through a local education partnership is due to open in September.

The number of schools built or refurbished outside this programme is given in the table. The data come from a survey of local authorities to which over 95 per cent. responded. There may be a margin of error, and the data may include some of the ‘quick win’ projects in early BSF. A summary of the survey information is in the House of Commons Library.

Financial year

New schools built

Existing schools rebuilt

Existing schools refurbished1

2004-05

28

95

235

2005-06

28

149

299

2006-07

17

170

240

2007-08

27

160

251

1 More than 50 per cent. of floor area.