The spending review was worse for education than many expected

The picture is bleaker than expected for schools capital spend, which will hit a low of £3.3bn per year in 2012-13.

About £15.8bn will be spent on capital schools projects between now and 2014-15. This will include work on 600 former Building Schools for the Future and academies projects - although these were given the go-ahead by the government since coming to office.

They do not include the 700 or so schemes that remain on hold. But there will be some capital funding available for work on some of these schools, plus work on primaries and essential maintenance.

Overall capital spending on schools will drop by 60% over the spending review period. This is much worse than the industry expected.