Schools: Repairs and Maintenance

Department for Education written question – answered at on 15 September 2016.

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Photo of David Winnick David Winnick Labour, Walsall North

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applications were made for funding for substantial building repair work at (a) secondary and (b) primary schools in 2015-16; and how many such applications for such funding there were in 2016-17.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson Minister of State (Education)

Holding answer received on 12 September 2016

The Education Funding Agency (EFA) provides a Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) for eligible academies to access. The table below sets out the number of CIF applications made by primary and secondary schools for projects to address their building condition needs over the years specified:

CIF 2015-16 round

Phase of Education

Total of applications

Primary

1,244

Secondary

1,383

All-through

119

Total

2,881

CIF 2016-17 round

Phase of Education

Total of applications

Primary

1,512

Secondary

1,426

All-through

155

Total

3,212

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