Annal Nayyar -Warning over delays to priority school building programme

Many crumbling schools will have to wait until 2015 before repair contracts are awarded under the Government’s £2bn priority school building programme, the Local Government Association (LGA) has claimed.

Such delays effectively mean many among the 261 schools which successfully applied to the scheme – which replaced the axed building schools for the future programme – will be awaiting refurbishment six years after the initiative was first announced.

Vital building repairs needed by schools include fixing roofs, restoring heating systems, safely removing asbestos and securing dangerous electrical wiring.

However, authorities have had to dip into their funds to make urgent health and safety work in their schools while awaiting cash from the Department for Education, the LGA reports.

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