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Academies: Private Finance Initiative

Question for Department for Education

UIN 167263, tabled on 23 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish a list of the names and addresses of all state-maintained academies which have been constructed via a Private Finance Initiative or PF2 programme.

Answered on

4 September 2018

This answer is a correction from the original answer.

The Department does not centrally hold a list of all state maintained academies, which have been constructed via a Private Finance programme. Whilst the Department holds a list of local authority Private Finance Initiative contracts (PFI), which is published by HM Treasury, it does not maintain a list of the individual schools within the contracts. Local authorities will hold this information.

The Department holds details of Private Finance 2 (PF2) contracts and the schools within those contracts. There are 46 schools constructed under the PF2 programme. A list of the schools is attached and details of open academies are available on GOV.UK at:

Original answer

There are 299 academies that were constructed under the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) or Private Finance 2 (PF2), as set out in the attached list. The schools' addresses can be downloaded from the ‘Get information about schools’ website at:

The Department has recently signed five PF2 contracts as part of the Priority Schools Building Programme. Prior to these PF2 contracts, 169 contracts (including 67 Building Schools for the Future PFI contracts) were signed by local authorities under the PFI. Local authorities hold this information.

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