Schools: Repairs and Maintenance

Department for Education written question – answered on 13th February 2015.

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Photo of Lord Storey Lord Storey Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have taken to support the maintenance and upkeep of school buildings.

Photo of Lord Nash Lord Nash The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

On Monday 9 February, we announced over £6bn of new investment for maintaining and improving the condition of the school estate. We are investing around £2bn in the second phase of the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP) to rebuild and refurbish school buildings in the very worst condition, between 2015-2021. We are also allocating over £4bn, between 2015-2018, to schools, local authorities, academy trusts and voluntary aided partnerships to improve their own schools.

This is on top of the £18bn of capital investment the Government has already invested in the school estate between 2011-15 - including investment to improve and maintain school buildings and funding for new school places.

For the first time, we announced indicative condition allocations covering three years from 2015-16 to 2017-18, helping those responsible to plan ahead effectively.

Further details on the announcement and the allocations can be found at:

www.gov.uk/government/policies/making-the-construction-and-maintenance-of-school-buildings-more-cost-effective/supporting-pages/school-condition-funding

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