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A multi-million pound building project has been completed that will give more than 8,000 school pupils across Hertfordshire, Luton and Reading access to top-quality education facilities.
The £135m project was undertaken by developer and investor Kajima, and partner Interserve Investments, and saw the completion of seven state-of-the-art schools, comprising Kings Langley School, Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School, Goffs School in Cheshunt, Longdean School in Hemel Hempstead, Reading Girls' School, Stopsley High School in Luton, and Westfield Academy in Watford.
Schools across England are set to benefit from a £2.4bn investment to help create more than half a million additional school places.
The funding was announced yesterday by education secretary Justine Greening, and aims to support the government's mission to create more the 600,000 extra school places by 2021.
It comes as new government figures reveal that almost 735,000 additional places have been created since 2010, with 92% of new primary places and 89% of new secondary places created in school rates as good or outstanding by Ofsted in 2015 to 2016.
The £48 million Penarth Learning Community, designed by HLM Architects has been built on the site of the St Cyres Secondary School. Pupils from St Cyres, Erw'r Delyn, Ashgrove and Ysgol Maes Dyfan special schools come together at this complex; claimed to be the largest learning facility of its type in Wales.
Educational establishments across the UK, including nurseries, schools, universities, colleges and academies, could achieve an average of 5% savings compared to purchasing solutions direct via a new Modular Buildings framework – the only national agreement of its type, launched by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS). The Framework is free to access to all public sector organisations including local authorities and public funding bodies, such as theEducation Funding Agency (EFA) and the Department for Education.
A new education initiative launched at the national Big Bang Fair is opening the door to engineering for children across the country.
Junior Technology Tournaments are inviting school children to take part in a range of activities that encourages them to think about engineering.
This month’s budget included news of a further £216 million in funding for improving existing schools, which Chancellor Philip Hammond said is “taking total investment in school condition to well over £10 billion in this Parliament”.
For over 1,000 academies and sixth form colleges each year, that investment comes in the form of the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF).
Provided through the Education Funding Agency, CIF is designed to address health and safety issues in school buildings, as well as supporting expansion projects and efforts to improve energy efficiency.
New Research Reveals Major Decline in Spend on Learning Environments
The head of one of the UK’s leading education sector suppliers has said that a growing number of ‘shabby schools’ across the UK are not only failing pupils but are contributing to the lack of new entrants to the teaching profession, when linked to new schools spending data revealed by the company.
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The pressures on schools to increase the number of available pupil places has been widely reported in recent years. The predicted shortfall of some 750,000 places presents major challenges to local authorities, headteachers, architects and contractors. How do you rapidly increase the size of a school with an ever decreasing budget? To say creative, reliable solutions are essential is an understatement.
Fusion21 has announced the launch of its Education Modular Buildings Framework, offering a potential combined worth of £225 million over a four year period.
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