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Voluntary Schools

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL13721, tabled on 13 February 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many expressions of interest in the new capital funding scheme for voluntary aided schools were registered; and what proportion of those led to the submission of a full proposal in the first round of that scheme.

Answered on

26 February 2019

The capital scheme for voluntary-aided schools is designed to be small, and registering interest in the scheme prior to submitting a bid for funding was not compulsory.

As well as exploratory discussions with stakeholders, we received expressions of interest for 22 new voluntary-aided schools.

The expressions of interest led to 14 bids for funding submitted to the department. A list of the bids that the department received will be published in due course.