Customer Services, Sport & Leisure, Deputy Leader Portfolio and People Cabinet Members – Minutes – 11 July 2014

 

141      (5) EDUCATION FUNDING AGENCY PRIORITY SCHOOL BUILDING PROGRAMME 2 (PSBP2) – The Director of People submitted a report which sought approval to submit expressions of interests to the education funding agency (EFA) requesting that five schools be rebuilt as part of the governments Priority School Building Programme 2 (PSBP2).

On 1 May 2014, the Minister of State for Schools announced that the Government would fund a further phase of the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP), with a value of around £2 billion. The new PSBP2 phase will be a five year programme operating between 2015 to 2021.  

Under PSBP2, schools may qualify for whole school rebuilds or major refurbishment projects where they have significant condition needs across all buildings on the school site.  This is likely to include a need to replace existing roofs, structural issues (such as cracks and defects in load bearing walls), large-scale replacement of windows and doors and mechanical and electrical services replacement.

Based on the current condition of LA maintained schools in North Lincolnshire, the following establishments have been identified as possibly meeting the PSBP2 eligibility criteria:

·                        Sir John Nelthorpe School

·                        Enderby Road  Infant School

·                        Frodingham Infant School

·                        Winterton Junior School

·                        Killingholme Primary School

An urgent decision was needed in order to meet the closing date for applications which was 21 July 2014.

Further details of the proposals were outlined within the report and associated appendix.

Resolved – That the submission of applications to the PSBP2 on the basis of the key condition survey data and professional opinion be approved, and (b) that a further report on the outcome of the application process in January 2015 or earlier if further information becomes available be received.