Government reveals 50 schools in £1bn rebuilding programme

The UK Government has revealed the locations of 50 schools confirmed for the £1bn first wave of a 10-year rebuilding programme.

The School Rebuilding Programme aims to deliver 500 rebuilding projects 0ver the next decade. The schools in the first wave include primary, secondary and special schools, as well as a sixth form college in West Yorkshire. 

More than 70% of the schools are in the North and Midlands.

Further details about the programme will be set out later this year. Projects will range from replacing or refurbishing individual buildings through to whole school rebuilds. 

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said: "Today we are launching the first phase of our ambitious new schools programme, with 50 rebuilds and 21 new free schools.

"The rebuilding projects are just the start of our major ten-year programme, transforming hundreds of schools and improving the education of tens of thousands of children. Alongside this, over 15,500 children will now benefit from 21 new free schools across the country as we look to build back better after the pandemic."

This article originally appeared on Construction Manager

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