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Academies: Capital Investment

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the capital cost was of each academy (a) opened and (b) planned since 2002. (150837)

Originally, academies were built with capital grant paid directly by the Secretary of State, together with a contribution from the sponsors. A new method under which academy buildings are being procured through Building Schools for the Future (BSF) or Partnership for Schools’ (PfS) national framework has now been introduced.

Capital grant paid by the Secretary of State is paid under a funding agreement with the relevant academy trust. The first table as follows lists estimated costs including capital grant and sponsorship funding, for academies where a funding agreement has been signed, and the Secretary of State is paying capital grant to the relevant academy trust. For some such academies, no estimated cost is available because the design process is still at an early stage, and the section of the funding agreement relating to capital grant has yet to be agreed. Academies marked with an asterisk are operating in completed buildings.

A number of other academy projects are still at the feasibility stage of development and as no part of the funding agreement has yet been signed, and no estimated costs are available, these are excluded from the table.

Academy with signed funding agreement

Estimated cost including capital grant and sponsorship (£000)

Manchester Academy*

19,786

Lambeth Academy*

25,445

Northampton Academy*

27,358

Paddington Academy*

31,523

Salford Academy*

16,704

Barnsley Academy

28,369

Walthamstow Academy

29,950

Sheffield Springs Academy

27,300

Sheffield Park Academy

29,000

Stockport Academy

27,375

The Academy at Peckham*, Southwark

30,169

Harris Academy South Norwood*

35,991

Harris Bermondsey Academy

17,270

The King’s Academy Middlesbrough*

22,301

Trinity Academy, Doncaster*

25,070

Haberdashers’ - Hatcham Academy, Lewisham*1

7,045

Haberdashers’ - Knights Academy, Lewisham*

40,455

Marlowe Academy, Kent*

27,803

Folkestone Academy*

36,820

Walsall Academy*

17,321

Sandwell Academy*

27,149

Bexley Business Academy*2

38,631

Greig Academy, Haringey*

16,479

Unity City Academy, Middlesbrough*

21,790

Capital City Academy, Brent*

27,494

City of London Academy, Southwark*

33,685

City Academy, Bristol*

27,666

West London Academy, Ealing*2

32,221

London Academy, Barnet*

34,356

Mossbourne Academy, Hackney*

28,624

Stockley Academy, Hillingdon*

27,549

St. Francis of Assisi Academy, Liverpool*

20,868

The Harefield Academy, Hillingdon

34,200

Dixons Academy, Bradford*1

6,510

David Young Community Academy, Leeds*

23,577

Grace Academy, Solihull*

31,700

Westminster Academy*

30,618

Thomas Deacon Academy, Peterborough*

50,396

St. Paul’s Academy, Greenwich

n/a3

John Madejski Academy, Reading

27,656

The Bridge Academy, Hackney

47,722

Samworth Enterprise Academy, Leicester* 2

19,502

The Petchey Academy, Hackney*

34,215

North Liverpool Academy

40,203

Bradford Cathedral Academy*

20,471

Macmillan Academy, Middlesbrough*1

13,035

Djanogly Academy, Nottingham*1

23,660

St. Matthew Academy, Lewisham2

30,856

OASIS Academy, Enfield

32,676

Slough Academy Langley

31,533

Leigh Technology Academy, Kent1

36,590

St. Mary Magdalene Academy, Islington4

40,022

Withywood Academy, Bristol

29,200

Excelsior Academy, Newcastle

37,883

Corby City Academy

27,109

Ashcroft Technology Academy, Wandsworth1

13,636

Landau Forte Academy, Derby*1

4,600

Woodway Park Academy, Coventry

32,299

Immingham Academy, N. E. Lincolnshire

26,572

Wintringham Academy, N.E. Lincolnshire

23,046

Kensington and Chelsea Academy

39,250

Brooke Weston Academy, Northants1

4,612

John Cabot Academy, South Gloucs1

3,781

Q3 Academy, Sandwell

29,544

The Belvedere Academy, Liverpool5

9,811

Bacons Academy, Southwark1

3,999

William Hulme’s Academy, Manchester5

9,500

Spires Academy, Kent6

7,200

The Marsh Academy, Kent6

10,000

North Oxfordshire Academy

16,234

Burlington Danes Academy, Hammersmith and Fulham

N/k7

The Gateway Academy, Thurrock

N/k7

Madeley Academy, Telford

N/k7

St. Mark’s CE Academy, Merton

N/k7

Harris Academy, Merton

N/k7

Harris Girls Academy, East Dulwich

N/k7

King Solomon Academy, Westminster

N/k7

Swindon Academy

N/k7

1 Conversions from city technology colleges.

2 All through academies catering for pupils aged three to 19 and costs include primary and secondary sections.

3 Costs not yet established as contract not signed.

4 All through academy catering for pupils aged three to 19. Costs include primary section but not the early years centre funded by London borough of Islington.

5 Formerly fee-paying schools.

6 Ministers have given special dispensation for these to be procured through Kent county council’s own South East Centre of Excellence framework.

7 Funding Agreement signed, but the capital grant part not yet agreed: these academies have opened in existing buildings.

The academies shown in the following table are being procured through BSF or PfS national framework, and the PfS estimated allocations are given in the following table. These figures represent the current assessment by PfS of the order of funding to be allocated for each project and may change as each project proceeds and costs are confirmed. Academies are only shown where a funding agreement has been signed—that is, they are in the implementation phase or are open; those at the feasibility stage are not shown. No capital contribution is required from the sponsors, who invest their sponsorship in an endowment for the academies concerned.

Academy1

Estimated allocation (£000)

Milton Keynes Academy

29,529

Pennywell/Quarry View Academy, Sunderland

23,800

Castle View Academy, Sunderland

16,389

Red House Academy, Sunderland

12,133

The Bristol Brunei Academy2

23,900

Eastbourne Church of England Academy, Darlington

15,338

Cornwallis, South Maidstone Federation, Kent

36,449

New Line Learning Academy, South Maidstone Federation

21,184

Barnfield West Academy, Luton

29,048

Barnfield South Academy, Luton

29,048

Havelock Academy, N. E. Lincolnshire

20,360

St. Anne’s Academy, Rochdale

16,543

George Salter Collegiate Academy, Sandwell

21,000

Shireland Collegiate Academy, Sandwell

19,000

Walworth Academy, Southwark

27,406

St. Michael and All Angels C of E Academy, Southwark

37,599

1 The Academy names are as at 26 September 2007; some may change later in development.

2 Buildings procured under a PFI contract, let by Bristol city council.