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    BSF in 2009 budget

    Not much, other that waves are scrapped and LA's can join when ready. If - like us you were in one of the last waves, think again.

    6.21 The Government remains committed to delivering educational transformation
    through the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme, where PFI is expected to
    contribute around one third of the total investment over the course of the 2007 CSR period.
    Following the consultation last year on the future delivery of BSF, the Government has decided
    to move from the “wave” based model used to date, so that local authorities who are currently
    discussing new BSF projects with Partnerships for Schools can join the programme on a rolling
    basis, in line with available resources and only if Partnership for Schools assesses that they are
    also the money is being brought forward:

    6.14 Over £800 million will be brought forward from 2010-11 into 2009-10 in the priority
    schools capital programmes. More than 100 local authorities can now invest in their priority
    capital programmes one year earlier; and all head teachers in England are recieving an advance
    of their devolved formula capital to invest in smaller projects as they see fit, from building new
    classrooms or science laboratories to fitting out new gyms or improving ICT facilities.
    other things such as 'broadband Britain', 2mb/s by 2012


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    Read an article by Matthew Paris in the Times which had a neat summation of the BSF project:

    "GB (Gordon Brown) in '04 budget:"...by 2015 every secondary school can be refurbished or rebuilt, with world class technology". £45 billion promised. Result? Big headlines. Continual downgrading of target. In '07 BSF chief says plans "overambitious and not deliverable" - at this rate would take 74 years to deliver the 99 schools promised for '07 alone. but government uses BSF as bait to pressurise local education authorities to close small secondary schools. Only 50 schools to be ready by '09."

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