Education Funding Agency publishes detail of £300m capital and £700m PF2 schools work

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The £300m of extra capital-funded schools work announced by the Education Funding Agency today will be released to market in four geographic batches.
The Education Funding Agency has confirmed that the schools will be grouped in four batches: the West Midlands, North East, East and North West of England.
The West Midlands batch will be eight schools worth £39m; North East 2 seven schools worth £63m; East of England 2 six schools worth £60m; and North West 3 six schools worth £48m. The Education Funding Agency said it expects the batches to come to market within the next six months.
These come on top of eight capital batches already announced and in procurement.
Full details have also now been confirmed of the five PF2 funded batches announced this morning. These will be Hertfordshire, Luton and Reading (£122m); North East (£94m); North West (£93m); Yorkshire (£97m); and Midlands (£122m). These will come to market over the next year, according to the EFA.

There are 12 batches of schools being funded using capital grant. These will be delivered using the DfE’s Contractors’ Framework.

The batches are:


BatchApproximate number of schoolsApproximate construction ValueLocal authorities
North East 19£57mDurham, East Riding, Gateshead, Sheffield, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland
Midlands 16£38mCoventry
London7£75mBarnet, Bromley, Camden, Greenwich, Lambeth, Newham, Waltham Forest
North West 18£47mBlackpool, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton, Manchester, Tameside
South7£41mBristol, Devon, Isle of Wight, Poole, Southampton, Wiltshire
East of England 16£23mCambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent
Midlands 24£28mBirmingham, Derby, Nottinghamshire
North West 24£21mLiverpool, St Helens, Wirral
West Midlands8£39mBirmingham, Sandwell, Staffordshire, Wolverhampton
North East 27£63Hartlepool, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland
East of England 26£60mEssex, Hertfordshire, Peterborough, Suffolk
North West 36£48mBury, Manchester, Oldham, Salford, Tameside


Forty-six schools in 5 batches will be rebuilt under the government’s new approach to Public Private Partnerships, known as PF2. These schools have a total funding requirement of approximately £700 million.

These batches are:

BatchApproximate number of schoolsApproximate notional construction valueLocal authorities
Hertfordshire, Luton and Reading7£122mHertfordshire, Luton, Reading
North East12£94mDurham, Gateshead, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland
North West12£93mBlackpool, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton, Manchester, Stockport, Wigan, Wirral
Yorkshire7£97mBradford, Kirklees, North Yorkshire
Midlands8£122mBirmingham, Coventry, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Sandwell