Decision details

DfE School Rebuilding Programme

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Education and Skills, including early years, schools, apprenticeships, FE colleges & UTC`s, and engagement with the skills agenda of the LEP

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To consider the submission of a nomination to the DfE School Rebuilding Programme. The School Rebuilding Programme carries out major rebuilding and refurbishment projects at school and sixth form college buildings across England, with buildings prioritised according to their condition. The window for nominations for the 2022 round has just been opened and closes on 3 March 2022.

Decision:

That agreement be given, taking into account the qualifying criteria set out in the Department for Education guidance and the condition data held by DfE and the LA, to identify and nominate the potential local authority schools for inclusion in the programme.

Reasons for the decision:

The School Rebuilding Programme carries out major rebuilding and refurbishment projects at school and sixth form college buildings across England, with buildings prioritised according to their condition. There are currently 100 projects in the programme. The Government announced the first 50 school in the Programme in February 2021 and the second set of 50 schools in July 2021. In 2022 to 2023, the programme expects to prioritise up to 300 schools, reserving remaining places for later in the programme. Schools selected will be informed that they have been provisionally allocated a place on the programme, subject to further due diligence, and projects will then enter delivery at a rate of 50 per year.
Guidance for responsible bodies on how to nominate schools for the next round of the Programme has now been published. Responsible bodies must nominate schools by 3 March 2022.

Publication date: 24/02/2022

Date of decision: 22/02/2022

Effective from: 04/03/2022