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
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Fire chiefs to challenge government over ‘backward step’ of sprinklers plans

Fire chiefs are set to challenge a government consultation on sprinklers in classrooms, claiming the proposals are “taking the...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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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
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£1bn for school rebuilding projects in 2021, but details on new 10-year plan scarce

A new school rebuilding programme will see 50 projects split £1 billion in funding next year, the government has...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker