logo-education
0370 270 6000

already registered?

Please sign in with your existing account details.

need to register?

Register to access exclusive content, sign up to receive our updates and personalise your experience on brownejacobson.com.

Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

Forgotten your password?

Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP) list published

24 May 2012

The Department for Education has finally released the list of schools which will be prioritised for the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP). Out of 587 applicants 261 were successful, with 42 of the schools with the greatest needs to be dealt with immediately through capital grant funding.

The fact that any capital investment is being made into the school system as the country slides back in to recession is a promising sign.

Whilst this will be of little comfort to the unsuccessful schools Michael Gove has stated that, subject to funding, unsuccessful schools which still require renovation will have their needs addressed in the next spending review period.

The successful schools would do well to start considering their options for procuring new builds or complete or partial renovations. Given that this list was originally due to be published in December 2011 (and replaced a scheme that would have resulted in building work already taking place) the sooner schools can get spades in the ground the better.

related opinions

Allegations of abuse in schools, colleges and universities

The website “Everyone’s Invited” is a movement which is “committed to eradicating rape culture” and describes “rape culture” as “all the ways that different forms of aggressive and violent sexual behaviour are normalised, encouraged and even admired by society”. Find out more.

View blog

Lateral flow daily contact testing paused

Following last week’s Guardian article about the concerns over lateral flow daily testing for those identified as having been a close contact of a person testing positive for Covid-19, Public Health England (PHE) and NHS Test and Trace (NHSTT) have published a position statement to recommend that daily contact testing in schools will be paused.

View blog

Lateral flow testing in schools

Lateral flow testing is underway in schools across England to provide rapid Covid-19 testing of staff and students in secondary schools and colleges.

View blog

Truancy falls but more still to be done

130,000 fewer pupils missed 15% of school in 2012-2013, a fall of almost a third on 2009-2010 figures.

View blog

mailing list sign up



Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up