Schools: Buildings:Written question - 66553

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Asked by Conor McGinn
(St Helens North)
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Asked on: 06 March 2017
Department for Education
Schools: Buildings
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much was spent per pupil on improving the condition of school buildings in (a) St Helens North constituency and (b) the UK on average in each year since 2010.
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Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 14 March 2017

St Helens North is part of St Helens local authority, which received condition funding (including Devolved Formula Capital provided directly to schools) of over £20 million from 2011-12 to 2016-17 financial years, an average of £3.5 million per year. Local authorities determine how allocations are distributed to schools in their area.

The Department for Education has responsibility for England and has distributed over £8 billion in school condition allocations and Devolved Formula Capital nationally from 2011-12 to 2016-17, an average of £1.4 billion per year.

These amounts do not include allocations made to academies or Multi Academy Trusts in the area. As Trusts often allocate funding across local authority boundaries, it is not possible to calculate condition funding per pupil for a local area.

The Government is spending over £10 billion on maintaining and improving the condition of the school estate from 2016-17 to 2020-21 financial years. As part of this the £4.4 billion Priority School Rebuilding Programme is rebuilding or refurbishing those school buildings in the worst condition across the country. Two schools in St Helens have been successful in their applications to this programme.

Details on current and future school condition allocations are published here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/capital-allocations

A breakdown of Devolved Formula Capital funding by institution is available for 2016-17: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/capital-allocations

Details on successful applications to the Priority School Building Programme Phases 1 and 2 are published here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/psbp-list-of-successful-applicants

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/priority-school-building-programme-2-list-of-successful-schools

The following table provides a breakdown of school condition allocations and Devolved Formula Capital combined in St Helens on an annual basis. It does not include capital funding for academies, which is not channelled through the local authority.

(All values £m)

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Condition Allocations

3.6

3.6

3.5

3.4

3.4

3.3

The following table provides a breakdown of condition allocations in England on an annual basis:

(All values £bn)

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Devolved Formula Capital

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.2

School Condition Allocations

1.1

0.9

0.8

0.8

0.8

0.8

Condition Improvement Fund / Academies Capital Maintenance Fund

0.1

0.3

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

Total

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.4

Notes to tables

  1. The Condition Improvement Fund and its predecessor the Academies Capital Maintenance Fund provide capital funding for school condition to academies. Further details on the Fund are available here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/condition-improvement-fund

  1. These tables do not include the Department’s centrally delivered capital programmes, such as the Priority Schools Building Programme.
  2. These tables refer to capital funding provided by the Department for Education. The actual amount spent will depend on decisions made at the local authority level.


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