8 May 2014
The Government has allocated £2 billion for school rebuilding and repairs between 2015 and 2021, through the Priority School Building Programme.
Schools will be able to apply for funding for specific building projects. Cllr Nick Forbes, Vice- Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, said:
"Extra money to repair crumbling school buildings is welcome news, but this is a highly centralised programme which could be more efficient if money was paid into a single pot in each area and councils were able to work with local schools and academies to decide priorities."