Bids invited for first wave of nine priority schools – List

Aaron Morby 10 years ago

Education Funding Agency chiefs have invited bids for the first wave of priority school projects in the north east worth £64m.

The schools are the first of eight batches to be released from 42 schools deemed to be in the worst condition that will be directly Government funded from a £400m cash pot.

A further 219 schools will come forward next year to be PFI funded.

Details of the first nine schools in the north east were released to contractors at a bidders day held at the first sample school in the north east, the Ian Ramsey School to be built for 1,200 pupils.

North East Priority Schools

  • Durham Trinity School and Sports College (Durham)
  • West Cornforth Primary School (Durham)
  • Hill Top School (Gateshead)
  • Fox Hill Primary School (Sheffield)
  • Prince Edward Primary School (Sheffield)
  • Ian Ramsey C of E Aided Comprehensive School (Stockton)
  • Usworth Grange Primary School (Sunderland)

Two more to be confirmed

A second bidders’ day on 18 October will focus on the first of two Midlands batches, which will consist of six Coventry schools worth £32-36m.The sample school for this batch is Whitmore Park School – a community primary to be built for 630 pupils.

Midlands 1 (Coventry)

  • Alice Stevens School
  • Ernesford Grange Community School
  • Richard Lee Primary School
  • St Thomas More Catholic Primary School
  • Whitmore Park Primary School
  • Wyken Croft Primary School

A third bidders days is due to be held next month to roll out five PSPB schools worth £44-54m. The sample school for this batch is Stratford Academy – a secondary school to be built for 1,500 pupils.


  • Pardes House Primary School (Barnet)
  • The Eltham Foundation School (Greenwich)
  • Lansdowne School (Lambeth)
  • Stratford School Academy (Newham)
  • Hawkswood Primary PRU

The publicly-funded priority schools projects will be tendered to contractors on the exiting academies frameworks.

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