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Government unveils first 50 schools in £1bn rebuilding programme

09 Feb 2021 |Garet

Government unveils first 50 schools in £1bn rebuilding programme

Projects expected to start on site this autumn

The government has confirmed the first 50 schools in the first wave of its £1bn School Rebuilding programme.

The entire programme is due to deliver 500 rebuilding projects across the next decade.

The schools (see below) include primary, secondary and special schools as well as a sixth form college in West Yorkshire, with more than 70% of the schools in the North and Midlands.

The school projects will be made greener in order to help meet the government’s net zero target.

The government has also announced 21 new free schools (see below). Ten of these are opening in some of the country’s most deprived areas, while three are in opportunity areas.

More than £10m will also be invested to support school sports and swimming facilities in England and will be distributed through Sport England.

Project planning for the 50 rebuilds is already advanced following site visits last year, so construction can begin on the first projects from this autumn.

The majority of the first 50 rebuild projects under the programme are expected to be completed within three to five years.

The investment of over £1bn to support the first round of the school rebuilding programme comes on top of the government’s allocation of £1.8bn for school repair and upgrade projects over this coming year.

Further details about the School Rebuilding programme will be set out later this year. Projects will range from replacing or refurbishing individual buildings through to whole school rebuilds.

The government is currently in the process of reprocuring its £7bn school building framework.

School Rebuilding Programme: First 50 schools

 

Birmingham

King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy

 

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Oak Academy

 

Cambridgeshire

Sawston Village College

 

Coventry

Cardinal Newman Catholic School

 

Coundon Court

West Coventry Academy

 

Derbyshire

Somerlea Park Junior School

 

Wilsthorpe School

Doncaster

 

Ash Hill Academy

Ridgewood School

 

Essex

The King Edmund School

 

Gloucestershire

Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School

Thomas Keble School

 

Hammersmith and Fulham

Fulham Cross Academy

 

Hampshire

Bay House School

 

Hertfordshire

Pinewood School

 

Kingston Upon Thames

Coombe Boys’ School

 

Kirklees

Greenhead College

Lancashire

Lytham St Annes High School

 

Tarleton Academy

Whitworth Community High School

 

Leicester

Catherine Infant School

 

Leicestershire

The Castle Rock School

 

Manchester

Sandilands Primary School

 

North Tyneside

Whitley Bay High School

 

Nottinghamshire

Sutton Bonington Primary School

Yeoman Park Academy

 

Rochdale

Kingsway Park High School

Littleborough Community Primary School

Newhouse Academy

 

Sefton

Deyes High School

 

Shropshire

Belvidere School

St. Helens

Longton Lane Community Primary School

 

Staffordshire

Wombourne High School

 

Sunderland

Farringdon Community Academy

 

Sutton

Greenshaw High School

 

Trafford

St John Vianney School

 

Wakefield

Minsthorpe Community College, A Specialist Science College

 

Wandsworth

Francis Barber Pupil Referral Unit

 

Warwickshire

Hartshill School

Kineton High School

Southam College

West Sussex

Greenway Academy

 

Wigan

The Byrchall High School

Fred Longworth High School

St John Fisher Catholic High School

St Thomas’ CofE Primary School, Leigh

 

Wolverhampton

S.Peter’s Collegiate Church of England School

 

Worcestershire

Pershore High School

Waseley Hills High School