Free Schools: Southend on Sea

Department for Education written question – answered on 19th September 2017.

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Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Conservative, Rochford and Southend East

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her most recent estimate is of the funding required to establish a free school in Southend-on-Sea in 2019; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Minister of State (Department for Education)

The department has not made an estimate of the funding required to establish a free school in Southend-on-Sea in 2019.

The department has provided Southend-on-Sea Borough Council with £20 million to fund new school places between 2011 and 2017 and a further £9.5 million for 2017 to 2020. This includes nearly £5 million for school places the local authority reported were needed for September 2019.

Where a local authority has identified that an area needs enough additional places to warrant a new school, it should run a competition to identify potential providers to run the school.

Guidance on this process is available on GOV.UK via this link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/establishing-a-new-school-free-school-presumption.

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