Over the next decade, the School Rebuilding Programme is due to deliver 500 projects.
The rebuilds and refurbishments will create modern education environments, providing new facilities from classrooms and science labs, to sports halls and dining rooms.
New school buildings will be designed to be net-zero carbon in operation, helping meet the Government’s net-zero target.
The 50 projects build on the existing programme bringing the total number of schools being upgraded to 100.
The DfE is also launching a consultation to gather views on how to prioritise schools for the remainder of the programme.
Funding for individual projects in the School Rebuilding programme will be determined when the scope and delivery plans at each school are developed. Projects will range from replacing or refurbishing individual buildings through to whole school rebuilds.
The most advanced projects from the first round of the programme will begin construction in autumn 2021.