Hundreds more schools enter transformative programme
Thousands more children will benefit from funding which will see schools made fit for the future.
Some 239 school buildings will be transformed under the ten-year Schools Rebuilding Programme where renovation projects will be undertaken.
The new projects build on the 161 that have previously been announced, with construction works now nearing completion on the most advanced sites. It means in total 400 out of 500 schools and sixth forms have now been selected for rebuilds through the ten-year School Rebuilding Programme.
New buildings and renovation works will be more energy efficient for future winter resilience and net-zero in operation, with old facilities replaced by modern education environments including new classrooms, sports halls and dining rooms.
In addition to the School Rebuilding Programme, the Government is continuing to invest in the school estate with annual capital funding. Over £13Bn has been allocated since 2015 to maintain and improve school facilities across England, including £1.8Bn in financial year 2022-23.
Gillian Keegan, Secretary of State for Education, said: “Education is a top priority for this Government. That is why, despite facing challenging economic circumstances, we are investing a record amount in our schools and colleges. Today’s announcement will transform hundreds of schools across the country and ensure they are fit for the future.
“The additional funding, alongside fantastic new facilities, will mean our brilliant teachers can get on with what they do best – and inspire the next generation.”
Future funding for the School Rebuilding Programme after 2024-25 is expected at the next Spending Review.
In addition to the School Rebuilding Programme, the Government is continuing to invest in the school estate with annual capital funding. The Government has allocated over £13bn since 2015 to maintain and improve school facilities across England, including £1.8bn in financial year 2022-23.
The Government has also allocated an additional £500m in capital funding this financial year to spend on capital improvements to buildings and facilities, prioritising works to improve energy efficiency.
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