Full list of 261 Priority Schools finally unveiled

Grant Prior 12 years ago

The Government has confirmed the full list of 261 schools which will be rebuilt or revamped under the Priority School Building Programme.

The PFI programme replaced the Building Schools for the Future initiative and contractors have been on tenterhooks for months to see if schemes they bid on would make the cut.

The value of the programme has been boosted by £400m to £2.4bn thanks to efficiency savings.

Education secretary Michael Gove revealed in a written ministerial statement today that 587 schools applied to the programme with 261 successful.

Work on the 42 schools in the worst condition worth around £400m will start immediately and be funded by capital grants rather than PFI.

The public cash has been found through savings in the department on construction and procurement.

Gove said:”Last year I invited bids to a new programme from schools in need of urgent repair. 587 schools applied for the programme on the basis of their condition need.

“Today I can confirm that 261 schools will be rebuilt, or have their condition needs met through the Priority School Building Programme.

“Officials have today written to all schools who applied for the programme to confirm whether their application has been successful. Work will begin immediately and the first schools will be open in 2014.

“I recognise that many of the schools that applied to the PSBP and have been unsuccessful will also have significant condition needs.

“Some of those will have their needs addressed through the other funding we have made available for maintenance.

“Where that is not the case, I will use the information from the national programme of surveys we are currently conducting to ensure that, subject to funds available in the next spending review period, those schools which need renovation will have their needs addressed as quickly as possible.

“By next autumn we will have details about the condition of every school in the country.

“We have had to take difficult decisions in order to target spending on those schools that are in the worst condition.

“I have decided to make a limited amount of capital grant available to address the needs of the highest priority schools in the programme. 42 schools – those in the very worst condition and all special schools included within the programme – will be taken forward straight away using capital grant.

“It is right that the condition needs of special schools – where some of our most vulnerable children are educated – are met as quickly as possible.

“This limited capital funding has become available by taking a more disciplined approach to managing my Department’s capital budgets.

“Savings have been made by driving down the cost of new schools, shortening procurement times and challenging contractors to look for savings in all areas. These savings mean that more schools will benefit from the programme.

“The PSBP will build on the progress we have already made in delivering a more efficient, faster, less bureaucratic approach to building schools.

“We are determined to reduce the wasteful processes of the past. That is why we have developed new baseline designs which will speed up the process and increase efficiencies and we are reducing the regulations and guidance governing school premises. This will encourage lower-cost build processes to be designed-in from the start.”

Katja Hall, CBI Chief Policy Director, said: “The Government must ensure that the procurement process gets underway quickly, is well planned and robust, and that Whitehall departments work together to deliver the programme effectively.”

Cllr David Simmonds, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said:”This funding will go some way to addressing the problems facing some of our most dilapidated schools.

“But we are still in a situation where more than 300 run-down schools have been left in limbo after lengthy delays in government decision making.

“Schools can wait three months to repair a leaky roof if they know that at some point it will be fixed, but the very suggestion that schools should wait several more years for answers, as suggested today, threatens intolerable delays that could severely impact on our children’s education.”

Full list of Schools Prioritised for the Programme
Barking and Dagenham
Eastbrook Comprehensive School
Eastbury Comprehensive School
Pardes House Primary School *
Castle Vale Performing Arts College
Hallmoor School *
Heathlands Junior and Infant School *

Kings Norton High School
Plantsbrook School
Turves Green Boys’ School
Collegiate High School
Hawes Side Primary School
Highfurlong School *
Palatine Sports College
Belle Vue Boys’ School
Carlton Bolling College
Oakbank School
The Samuel Lister Academy
Alperton Community School
Copland Community School
Hillfields Primary School
St Anne’s Park Primary School
St Ursula’s E-ACT Academy *
Harris Academy Beckenham
Harris Academy Bromley
The Elton High School
The Manor *
Hampstead School
Maria Fidelis Convent School FCJ
Cheshire West and Chester
Blacon High School
Crowton Christ Church C of E Primary School
Dee Point Primary School
Highfield Community Primary School *
J H Godwin Primary School
Neston High School
Alice Stevens School *
Ernesford Grange Community School *
President Kennedy School
Richard Lee Primary School *
St Thomas More Catholic Primary School *
Whitmore Park Primary School *
Wyken Croft Primary School *

The Archbishop Lanfranc School
Southfield Technology College (joint application with Stainburn School and Science College)
St James C of E Junior School
Stainburn School and Science College (joint application with Southfield
Technology College)
Asterdale Primary School
Carlyle Infant School
Cavendish Close Junior School
Chaddesden Park Infant School (joint application with Chaddesden Park Junior School)
Chaddesden Park Junior School (joint application with Chaddesden Park Infant School)
Lees Brook Community School *
Reigate Primary School
Woodlands School
Alfreton Grange Arts College
Chagford C of E Primary School
Haytor View Community Primary School *
Ilfracombe Arts College
Ladysmith Junior School
Newton Poppleford Primary School
Newton St Cyres Primary School
South Molton Community College
South Molton United C of E Junior School
The Castle Primary School
The Grove Primary School
Askern Moss Road Infant School
Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College
Durham Trinity School and Sports College *
King James I Academy Bishop Auckland
Seaham School of Technology
St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School
West Cornforth Primary School *
Mayfield Primary School
East Riding of Yorkshire
Goole High School
Hessle High School and Sixth Form College
Withernsea High School
Wolfreton School
Lawford Mead Primary (replaces Lawford Mead Infant and Lawford Mead Junior Schools)
The Edith Borthwick School *
Charles Thorp Comprehensive School
Front Street Community Primary School
Hill Top School *
Lingey House Primary School
Roman Road Primary School
Eltham C of E Primary School
Invicta Primary School
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Primary School
The Eltham Foundation School *
Wingfield Primary School
Halebank C of E (VC) Primary School
The Heath School *
Aylward Primary School
Cedars Manor School
Marlborough Primary School
Priestmead Primary School and Nursery
Salvatorian College
Vaughan Primary School
Weald Infant School (joint application with Weald Junior School)
Weald Junior School (joint application with Weald Infant School)
Barnard Grove Primary School
Holy Trinity C of E Primary School
Manor College of Technology
Hacton Primary School
Suttons Primary School
The Mawney Foundation School
Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School
Garston Manor School *
Goffs School
Kings Langley School
Longdean School
The Highfield School
Westfield Community Technology College
Abbotsfield School
Northwood School
Swakeleys School
Hounslow Manor School
Isle of Wight
Carisbrooke College
Christ the King College
Oakfield C of E Aided Primary School *
Ryde Academy
Aylesham Primary School
Castle Community College
Chantry Primary School
Culverstone Green Primary School
Halfway Houses Primary School
Laleham Gap School *
Meopham School
Priory Fields School
Sevenoaks Primary School
Smarden Primary School
St Philip Howard Catholic Primary School
The Canterbury Primary School *
Westlands Primary School
York Road Junior Academy
Kingston upon Hull
Ainthorpe Primary School
Eastfield Primary School
Foredyke Primary School
Francis Askew Primary School
Neasden Primary School
Wold Primary School
All Saints Catholic College Specialist in Humanities
Mount Pleasant Junior Infant and Nursery School
Whitcliffe Mount Business and Enterprise College
Allen Edwards Primary School
Charles Edward Brooke School
Glenbrook Primary School
Lansdowne School *
The Orchard School
Forest Lodge Primary School
Sir Francis Drake Primary School
Aigburth High School *
Redbridge High School *

Stopsley High School
Camberwell Park Specialist Support School *
Plymouth Grove Primary School
Stanley Grove Primary School
Little Ilford School
Stratford School Academy *
North East Lincolnshire
Great Coates Primary School
North Lincolnshire
Baysgarth School
Brumby Junior School
Burton-upon-Stather Primary School
Crosby Primary School
Grange Lane Primary (replaces Grange Lane Infant and Grange Lane Junior Schools)
Henderson Avenue Primary School
The Vale Academy
North Tyneside
John Spence Community High School
Longbenton Community College
Marden High School
Whitehouse Primary School
North Yorkshire
Harrogate High School
Bedlingtonshire Community High School
Prudhoe Community High School
The Duchess’s Community High School
Glenbrook Primary and Nursery School
Springfield Primary School
Top Valley School and Engineering College
Abbey Primary School
Annie Holgate Infant School (joint application with Annie Holgate Junior School)
Annie Holgate Junior School (joint application with Annie Holgate Infant School)
Carsic Primary School
Ethel Wainwright Primary School
Fountaindale School *
John Davies Primary School
Leamington Primary and Nursery School
Lynncroft Primary School
Rosebrook Primary School
Serlby Park Academy (Primary school co-location with Secondary school)
Serlby Park Academy (Secondary school co-location with Primary school)
South Nottinghamshire Academy
Sunnyside Primary and Nursery School
The Grove School
Saddleworth School
St John’s Church School
West Town Primary School
Montacute School *
King Richard School
Reading Girls’ School
Redcar and Cleveland
Handale Primary School
Laurence Jackson School
Richmond upon Thames
The Queen’s C of E Primary School
Oakwood Technology College
Wath Victoria Primary School
Mesne Lea Primary School
Hall Green Primary School
Harvills Hawthorn Primary School
The Phoenix Collegiate
Fox Hill Primary School *
Prince Edward Primary School *

Slough Grammar School
Bitterne Park School
The Cedar School *
St. Helens
Mill Green School *
Clough Hall Technology School
Gnosall St Lawrence C of E (C) Primary School
Moorgate Community Primary School
Abingdon Primary School
Bridge Hall Primary School
St John’s C of E Primary School
St Mary’s R C Primary School
Werneth School
Grangefield School
Ian Ramsey C of E Aided Comprehensive School *
Mandale Mill Primary School
St Michael’s Roman Catholic School
Chantry High School
Great Cornard Upper School and Technology College
Hetton School
Hylton Castle Primary School
Shiney Row Primary School
St Anthony’s Catholic Girls’ Academy
Usworth Grange Primary School *
Pyrford C of E Aided Primary School
Riverview C of E Primary and Nursery School
St Bede’s C of E Aided Junior School
St Lawrence C of E Aided Junior School
Broadoak Primary School
Flowery Field Primary School
Holden Clough Community Primary School *
Silver Springs Academy *

Castleford Redhill Infant School (with Castleford Redhill Junior School)
Castleford Redhill Junior School (with Castleford Redhill Infant School)
Waltham Forest
Buxton School
George Mitchell School
Hawkswood Primary PRU *
Selwyn Primary School
St Joseph’s Catholic Infant School
Chestnut Grove School
William Beamont Community High School
Queen Elizabeth School
Britannia Bridge Primary School
The Deanery Church of England High School and Sixth Form College
St Mary’s C of E Infant School (joint application with St Peter’s C of E Junior School)
St Peter’s C of E Junior School (joint application with St Mary’s C of E Infant School)
Wyvern College
Bedford Drive Primary School
Foxfield School *
Ridgeway High School
Edward the Elder Primary School
Wood End Primary School
Carr Infant School
Lord Deramore’s Primary School
The list confirms the schools that will have their condition needs met. Schools that applied but are not listed above have not been prioritised for the programme.
* Indicates that the school will have its condition need met using capital grant.

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