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Specialist Schools: Capital Investment

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 22 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what capital spending is planned for (a) James Brindley, (b) Haywood, (c) Brownhills and (d) St. Margaret Ward specialist colleges in each of the next three years. (198354)

I have been asked to reply.

All schools receive devolved formula capital allocations for their immediate investment needs. In each year 2008-09 to 2010-11 this will be calculated on the basis of £18,500 plus £94.50 per secondary school pupil, if the school is unmodernised. Modernised schools will receive half that amount. Resources are also allocated at local authority level, for authorities to invest in accordance with local investment priorities. In the case of these four schools, they will form part of Stoke’s Building Schools for the Future project. Construction is expected to begin for these schools in the latter half of the three year period, but there are no firm timescales at this stage.