Two York Primary Schools To Be Re-Built
9:37am 2nd May 2014
(Updated 10:46am 2nd May 2014)
Carr Infant school and Lord Deramore’s Primary School are both part of the £2.4 billion programme to rebuild 261 of the schools in England in the worst condition.
The first school to be rebuilt under the PSBP has opened to its pupils today and a further 27 schools are under construction. In total design work has begun at 234 schools - 90% of the programme. All schools will be delivered by the end of 2017 – two years earlier than originally planned. Given the success of the PSBP, Ministers have also announced today a second phase of the programme, worth around £2 billion.
Schools Minister David Laws said:
“The Priority School Building Programme is making great strides in ensuring that vital building work takes place at some of the schools in the worst state across the country."
“It is providing much better value for money than previous school building schemes, and forms part of the government’s drive to deliver the best schools for young people in order to help deliver both a stronger economy and a fairer society.”
The government is determined to raise the standard of schools and the education they provide as part of its long term plan. The PSBP is building on the progress we have already made in delivering a more efficient, faster, less bureaucratic approach to building schools.
Thanks to the decisions we have taken following the James Review to improve efficiency and reduce waste in central school building programmes, this government is building or improving the condition of almost 900 schools – twice as many as the previous government. This includes building almost 300 brand new schools, rebuilding and renovating 200 of the most dilapidated schools in the country, and approving funding for more than 400 projects from previous programmes. Coming on top of building work undertaken by local authorities, the Coalition is delivering central government’s biggest contribution to the school estate in decades.
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