England schools will see the next level of improvements in facilities with approximately half a billion pounds as investment. £483 million from the Condition Improvement Fund will go to 1199 schools.
This huge funding will help the North East and North West each set to receive the largest allocation across all English regions, with £93 million for 273 successful schools. Many of the projects funded are via the Condition Improvement Fund.
The investments pouring will allow seeing improved classrooms and more energy-efficient buildings. It will also reduce energy bills for schools. The new School Rebuilding Programme announced by the Prime Minister last year is also on track.
The PM’s initiative will help the first 50 schools – supported by £1 billion in funding which is confirmed in February. The Government is committed to spreading opportunities across the country and ensuring every child can learn in a supportive environment and with high-quality.
The works related to site inspections and detailed planning work are on the way. This further replicates the construction of the first projects to start in autumn 2021. Larger multi-academy trusts, Local authorities, and Voluntary Aided school bodies were allocated condition funding.
The conditional funding was approved earlier in the year in accordance with the latest data on their estimates. Smaller academy trusts and sixth form colleges are able to submit bids for funding via the Condition Improvement Fund process, for essential maintenance and upgrades.
The Government expects to confirm a further 50 projects in the next wave of the School Rebuilding Programme later this year. Projects will range from replacing or refurbishing individual buildings through to whole school rebuilds.