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Schools: Community Relations and Revenue

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the revenue generated by schools by opening their facilities to community groups in the latest period for which figures are available. (187724)

Information is not collected centrally on the number of school facilities that have opened up for extended school provision or how much schools charge for their facilities. Local authorities have different systems and variable rates around schools charging community groups to use their facilities.

Opening school facilities to the community is one of the elements of the extended schools core offer. We are committed to all schools providing access to the core offer of extended services by 2010 with at least half of all primary and a third of secondary schools doing so by September 2008.