Further Education: Finance

Department for Education written question – answered on 13th February 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding from the further education review restructuring facility has been allocated to (a) sixth form colleges and (b) FE colleges in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education)

From 1 April 2016 to 31 January 2019, the total allocation of restructuring facility funding in England is approximately £470 million. The total spend so far is approximately £290 million.

Of the total allocation of £470 million, up to £435 million has been allocated for general further education colleges (including partnerships with universities), up to £25 million has been allocated for mergers between general further education colleges and sixth form colleges and up to £10 million for conversion of sixth form colleges to academy status.

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