To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of his Department’s capital departmental expenditure limit was spent on improving the existing school estate in each financial year since 2010-11.
The Department for Education has allocated over £13 billion in condition funding from 2011-12 to 2019-20, an average of £1.4 billion a year. On top of that, the £4.4 billion Priority School Building Programme is rebuilding or refurbishing school buildings in the worst condition across England, covering over 500 schools. Data on capital funding allocated prior to 2011-12 is not readily available.
In addition to this, the Department provides Basic Need funding to local authorities for new school places and, as of 1 October 2019, the Department has opened 507 free schools which when full will educate 280,000 pupils.
Published data on annual capital allocations is available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/school-capital-funding.