To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teaching schools bid for funds from the early years self-improvement fund; how many of each type of teaching school applied; how much was available in that fund; what the average award was from that fund; and if she will publish a list of all applicants for that fund and their location.
17 October 2014
The deadline for expressions of interest was 6 October and 144 bids were received. The Department for Education is assessing the bids and up to £5 million is available. The Department will consider publishing information on successful bids when grants are awarded by the end of January 2015. We will be able to provide the additional information requested at this point.