Priority Schools tenders this month
A third batch, covering London, is expected to be tendered to the framework in early November. A further five batches – two for the north-west, one for the south, one for the east and a second batch for the Midlands – will be delivered, covering all of the directly funded projects.
These batches will cover the 42 schools in the very worst condition and all special schools within the programme. A further two schools have been transferred from the PFI tranche to the capital programme, bringing the total to 44.
The EFA also intends to launch two PFI batches before the end of the year.
“We are getting on with the capital batches independent of what might happen elsewhere,” said Mike Green, chief executive of the EFA, referring to the PFI programme that will form the bulk of the PSBP.