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Schools: Extended Schools Programme

Volume 688: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How much money has been allocated to the extended schools programme for the years 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07; and how much of that money reaches the schools.[HL1434]

A total of £443.75 million has been allocated to support the development of extended schools from 2003-04 to 2006-07. Of that, £100 million will go direct to schools through the School Standards Grant in 2006-07. The remainder is made up of £15.1 million in 2003-04; £27.8 million in 2004-05; £106.55 million in 2005-06; and £194.3 million in 2006-07. Local authorities and the Training and Development Agency will use this funding to support their strategic plans for developing extended services drawn up in consultation with schools and other key partners. Our expectation is that the vast majority of this funding will be spent at school level.