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Special Educational Needs: Finance

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 10 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recurrent additional capital funding specialist schools receive to support their specialism; and if he will make a statement. (241622)

Specialist schools receive a one-off capital grant of £100,000 on their initial designation, which is conditional on them raising £50,000 in sponsorship. The capital grant must be used, together with the sponsorship raised, to enhance the school’s facilities for teaching the specialist subject(s). Specialist schools may also apply for a one-off capital grant of £25,000 when they redesignate, if they can match this with £25,000 in sponsorship, to enable them to renew their specialist facilities and improve and sustain relationships with business and employer partners.