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Extended Schools: Costs

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of delivering the extended schools programme in each year from 2007-08 to 2012-13. (200980)

From 2007-08 local authorities were given £238 million to support the development of extended schools in their area. In 2008-09 to 2010-11 a total of £1.3 billion of funding will be made available. Schools are also given an additional £150 million each year through the schools standards grant which can support extended schools activities.

During 2007-08, a total of £9.7 million was split across the three national extended schools delivery partners to help schools and local authorities to deliver extended services. For 2008-09, a total of £9.9 million will be made available. We cannot estimate the costs from 2009 onwards, as the allocation of funding for the delivery partners is completed on an annual basis.