16 academy projects rolled out for bid

Aaron Morby 12 years ago

Partnerships for Schools has revealed details of the first wave of academy projects to be put out to tender to its framework contractors.

The £10m Portslade Academy job in Brighton was unveiled at the time of the relaunch of the academies framework.

Now four other deals worth up to £85m have been released to go out to the dozen contractors on the southern region framework before the end of July.

A further 11 schemes have been named, although details of when they are up for bid have yet to be released.

Eventually 28 schemes worth £250m will be released in the North, and a further 43 schemes worth £550m will be allocated for the south.

Details of plans for academies in the north have yet to be released, apart from the academy in Bolton highlighted at the time of the Government’s relaunch of the academies programme.

PfS will run the procurement until the quango is shut down and merged into the new Education Funding Agency next year.

Schemes in procurement (June)

  • Portslade Academy, Brighton and Hove

Schemes released to the market (June  – July)

  • Sarum Academy, Wiltshire
  • Aylesbury Vale Academy and Chesham Park Academy, Buckinghamshire
  • Thetford Academy and Kings Lynn Academy, Norfolk
  • A new Academy and primary school on the same site, Lambeth

Future schemes (dates to be confirmed)

  • Colchester Academy and Greensward Academy, Essex
  • Nightingale Academy and Aylward Academy, Enfield
  • Marine Academy and All Saints Academy, Plymouth
  • Ormiston Victory and Ormiston Venture in Norfolk, Ormiston Park in Thurrock, and St Peters High in Essex
  • Charter Academy, Portsmouth
  • Quest Academy, Croydon
  • Winterbourne Academy, South Gloucestershire
  • Dartmouth Academy, Devon
  • A University Technical College (UTC) in Greenwich
  • Gloucester Academy, Gloucestershire
  • Oxford Spires Academy, Oxfordshire

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