Schools

PFI firm makes millions as taxpayers pay £870,000 a year for empty school

Wirral council faces eye-watering annual PFI bills despite Kingsway Academy lying empty since 2018

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

DfE to help schools on PFI handover – but guidance ‘too late’

Government guidance admits hundreds of projects risk 'disruption' and paying twice for repairs when PFI deals eventually expire

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

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