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Academies: Wirral

Question for Department for Education

UIN 235271, tabled on 21 March 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the total cost to the public purse has been of converting local authority schools to academy schools in Wirral since 2010.

Answered on

26 March 2019

Over the last 9 financial years, the department has spent £1,138,671 on pre-opening start-up grants to support the conversion of local authority schools to academy schools in the Wirral. Further details are in the table below.

Type of Grant

Costs

Converter Pre-Opening

£525,000

Additional Private Finance Initiative Grant Award

£18,671

Sponsor Pre-Opening Grant

£595,000

Total

£1,138,671

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