Schools

Covid building shortages and price hikes delay school opening

Lyde Green families were left scrambling for places, as soaring construction demand worldwide pushes up material costs and lead...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

‘Discrimination’: Small trusts denied two-thirds of repairs cash

One school has seen six bids to replace a dilapidated classroom rejected, sparking claims rural schools are at a...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

School rebuilding programme: Second set of 50 schools named

The government has named 50 schools chosen in the second round of its school rebuilding programme. Ministers pledged last...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

DfE advisers DIDN’T back keeping school building reports secret

The government’s excuse for keeping key school condition reports secret has been called into question after members of its...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Repairing England’s schools will cost £11.4 billion, DfE admits

Repairing or replacing all defects in England’s schools will cost £11.4 billion, the Department for Education has admitted. It...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

DfE to target £20m SEND capital funding at councils with ‘safety valve’ bailout deals

Up to £20 million from a £300 million capital fund to provide more school places for children with special...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

DfE refuses to release reports on school buildings

The government has been accused of “knee-jerk secrecy” after refusing to release reports on the condition of school buildings...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Heads demand transparency over £1 billion school rebuilding programme

Leaders want transparency from ministers over how they select rebuilding projects after it emerged two schools getting a share...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Revealed: The 50 school rebuilding projects selected to split £1bn capital cash

The government has named the first 50 school rebuilding projects that will benefit from £1 billion in capital cash...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker