Scotland's Schools For The Future
The Government's school building programme, Scotland's Schools for the Future, now increased to £1.8 billion (previously £1.25 billion) through the extension to the Non Profit Distributing programme announced in June 2014. £1.13 billion is being provided by Scottish Government and £665 million by local authorities.
This will see the construction of at least 112 new or refurbished schools which will be built in every part of Scotland in partnership with local authorities.
In 2015, 8 of the school projects within the programme were completed (5 primary schools; and 3 secondary schools); 7 opened in 2015 and 1 opened to pupils in January 2016. These projects are now benefitting around 3,500 pupils.
The total capital value of the schools completed in 2015 is circa £126 million, of which Scottish Government's contribution is circa £61 million.
In 2016, 16 schools projects (7 primary schools; 8 secondary schools; and 1 Additional Support Needs) are expected to be completed, which will benefit around 10,000 pupils. The total capital value of these schools is circa £313 million, of which the Scottish Government's contribution is circa £189 million.