Secure Schools: Medway

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 15th July 2019.

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Photo of Emma Lewell-Buck Emma Lewell-Buck Labour, South Shields

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much (a) capital and (b) revenue funding will be allocated to Oasis Charitable Trust to operate Medway secure school for the next academic year, which Government budget line that funding will come from; and what the duration of the contract will be.

Photo of Emma Lewell-Buck Emma Lewell-Buck Labour, South Shields

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on what date he plans to close Medway secure training centre to prepare for its reopening as a secure school.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Earlier this month we were delighted to announce that Oasis, which runs 52 Academies with 30,000 students across England, have been selected to operate the first secure school in Medway. They have been appointed to preopening, and we will now work with Oasis to develop the operating model for the secure school, and subject to progress, will then agree the arrangements to operate the secure school next year.

We are investing c. £5m investment to repurpose the existing site, which will include extensive refurbishment of classrooms and residential areas. The provider will be awarded an annual budget of c. £9m to operate it. Both capital and revenue costs will be funded by MOJ.

Medway Secure Training Centre will close in early 2020 so that it can be re-purposed to allow the first secure school to open.

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