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Schools: Construction

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL563, tabled on 24 June 2014

To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of new primary and secondary schools were built in academic years 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, and so far in 2013–14.

Answered on

30 June 2014

Local authorities are responsible for ensuring there are sufficient places available within an area. We have allocated over £5 billion of funding to local authorities in this parliament, leading to the creation of 260,000 new school places by May 2013, with many more in the pipeline.

We do not hold a central record of all new schools built by local authorities to provide these places since 2010.

We do, however, hold information on the number of new schools funded through the government's Free School programme, University Technical Colleges and Studio Schools and through other centrally managed programmes:

Year

Primary

Secondary

All through

Special Educational Needs/ Alternative Provision

2010-11

0

4

0

0

2011-12

17

10

2

0

2012-13

19

40

7

7

2013-14

35

58

9

19

In addition to the expenditure on new schools, we continue to invest in our existing school estate to renew buildings in poor condition.