§ Mr. Straw
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish a table in theOfficial Report listing the capital allocations for each grant-maintained
School Former maintaining LEA Pupil number January 1990 Named capital allocations For projects beginning in 1990–91 (£ thousands)1 For projects beginning in 1991–92 (£ thousands)2 Adams' Grammar School Shropshire 445 — 21 Audenshaw High School Tameside 714 575 225 Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School Lancashire 717 713 — Bankfield High School Cheshire 428 480 — Baverstock GM School Birmingham 1,037 275 — Beechen Cliff School Avon 774 480 320 Bishopshalt School Hillingdon 917 — 206 Bournemouth Grammar School Dorset 869 — 300 Bridgewater Hall School Buckinghamshire 1,155 — 65 Bullers Wood School for Girls Bromley 942 — 228 Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School Kensington 614 219 — Carre's Grammar School Lincolnshire 380 — 630 Castle Hall GM School Kirklees 394 11 105 Claremont High School Brent 881 328 120 Colyton Devon 421 950 — Ecclesbourne School Derbyshire 1,223 — 400 Francis Bacon School Hertfordshire 466 — 105 Handsworth Grammar School for Boys Birmingham 777 — 953 Heckmondwike Grammar School Kirklees 584 198 252 Hendon School Barnet 805 180 200 Lancaster Royal Grammar School Lancashire 886 155 London Nautical School Southwark 398 100 50 London Oratory School Hammersmith 1,184 151 216 Long Field High School Leicestershire 352 236 Netherthorpe School Derbyshire 571 65 Old Swinford Hospital Dudley 525 35 500 Pate's Grammar School Gloucestershire 1,010 1,500 Queen Elizabeth's GM School for Boys Barnet 1,036 90 Queen Elizabeth's GM Grammar School Lincolnshire 329 100 503 Queensbury School Bedfordshire 641 57 Ribston Hall High School Gloucestershire 417 295 St. Francis Xavier's College Liverpool 1,012 32 200 Skegness Grammar School Lincolnshire 539 92 63 Small Heath School Birmingham 780 50 105 Southfield School for Girls Northamptonshire 579 650 Southlands School Berkshire 529 46 113 St. James' CE School Bolton 655 650 The Grammar School for Girls, Wilmington Kent 415 44 45 The Kings School Lincolnshire 762 128 Watford Boys Grammar School Hertfordshire 1,028 80 Wilson's School Sutton 753 200 Totals 28,944 6,699 8,391 1 Financial Year.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The principal changes when a school becomes grant-maintained are:200W
school for 1990–91 and 1991–92, with the number of pupils on the roll of each school and the name of the local education authority in which it is situated with totals.
§ Mr. Eggar
The table lists the total value of the allocations for named capital projects in grant-maintained schools to begin in the two years. Each grant-maintained school is eligible to claim an amount of capital grant calculated according to a formula which takes account of the number of pupils on roll. Schools becoming grant-maintained during the course of the financial year are also eligible to claim grant for the part year. The grant is to be used for small capital works and purchase of items of equipment. For 1990–91 the formula was £13,000 plus £6 per pupil on roll. For 1991–92 the formula will be £19,000 plus £9 per pupil on roll.
201WAnnual maintenance grant is paid to it by the Department and recouped as appropriate from the school's former maintaining local education authority;Certain specific grants are available to the school which may also apply for capital grant; andThe school's accounting, financial control and reporting arrangements must take account of guidance from the Department.
§ Mr. Anthony Coombs
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the plans for capital grant expenditure on grant-maintained schools for the financial year 1991–92.
§ Mr. Eggar
The planned level of capital expenditure on grant-maintained schools in 1991–92 is £10.5 million. Grant-maintained schools are receiving allocations for named capital projects with a total value of £8.4 million to begin in 1991–92. It is assumed that about £4.5 million of this sum will be spent in 1991–92.
When schools become grant maintained we want to ensure they are set up on a sound basis. This has led, on average, to higher capital allocations for the GM sector in 1991–92 than for LEA-maintained schools.
Of the 56 eligible schools, 28 have received an allocation for a named capital project; two have a project on a design list which will enable the school to proceed with the planning stages of the project; and nine schools which were approved for grant-maintained status towards the end of 1990 will have their capital bids considered in the next few weeks. An announcement will be made in due course.
Priority in the allocations has been given to schools' most pressing needs, including projects related to the health and safety of pupils, and to projects concerned with the introduction of the national curriculum, especially in science and technology. Each grant-maintained school is eligible to receive a formula-based allocation to be used for small capital works and items of capital equipment. The average allocation is £25,000, which is 50 per cent. higher on average than the allocations in 1990–91. The total cost in 1991–92 for the grant-maintained schools already approved for grant-maintained status is about £1.5 million.
The remaining £4.5 million of expenditure in 1991–92 is available to allow for expenditure arising from projects begun in 1990–91, the prospect of allocations to some of the nine schools whose bids were not requested until the latter part of January, part-year formula allocations for schools becoming grant-maintained during the 1991–92 financial year, and a contingency margin.
The following is a list of the named capital allocations.
Capital allocations for grant-maintained schools in 1991–92 Named Project Allocations All figures are in £000s School Project Total named project allocation Adams Grammar School, Newport Health and Safety Removal of asbestos 21 Audenshaw High School Conversion into Design and Tech room and rewiring 225 Beechen Cliff School, Bath Technology Block 320 Bishopshalt School, Hillingdon Science Block extension 206 Bournemouth Grammar School Repairs (inc. roof repairs and rewiring) 300 Bridgewater Hall School, Milton Keynes Boiler replacement 65 Bullers Wood School, Chislehurst Refurbishment and extension of 3 labs 228 Carre's Grammar School, Sleaford Technology and Labs extension 630 Castle Hall Grant- Roof renewal 65 Maintained School, Mirfield Concrete frame repairs 40 105
School Project Total named project allocation Chalvedon School, Basildon Bid still to be considered Claremont High School, Technology rooms 100 Kenton Health and Safety 20 120 Crossley Heath, Halifax Bid still to be considered Ecclesbourne School, Duffield Repairs (inc. re-roofing and rewiring) 400 Francis Bacon School, St. Albans Modern Languages classrooms 105 Handsworth Grammar School for Boys, Birmingham Science Block 953 Hardley Secondary School, Southampton Bid still to be considered Heckmondwike Grammar School Technology refurbishment 252 Hendon School Replacement of windows (Main building) 108 Refurbishment of Biology Lab 92 200 Lancaster Girls Grammar School Bid still to be considered London Nautical School Rewiring 50 London Oratory School Design and Technology Facilities 216 Long Field High School, Melton Mowbray Roof repairs 236 North Halifax High School Bid still to be considered Old Swinford Hospital, Stowbridge Provision of science laboratories 500 Pate's Grammar School, Cheltenham Replacement of existing accommodation 1,500 Queen Elizabeth's Grant-Maintained School, Alford Replace temporary accommodation and improve Design and Technology 503 St. Francis Xavier's College, Liverpool Repairs 200 Skegness Grammar School Modernise Kitchen and Canteen 63 Small Heath School Maths suite 25 Replacement of windows 80 105 Southfield Schools for Girls, Kettering Technology block 650 Southlands School, Reading Re-roofing of Art block 57 corridor 12 senior school 44 113 St. George's School, Sleaford Bid still to be considered Stratford School, Newham Bid still to be considered The Grammar School for Girls, Wilmington Conversion to CDT 45 The Maplesdon Noakes School, Maidstone Bid still to be considered Watford Boys Grammar School Re-roofing 80 Wymondham College, Norfolk Bid still to be considered
Projects for design stage School Project Indicated cost Guildford County School Library and Business Studies provision 770 Wolverhampton High School for Girls Technology Rooms 850 Totals for design stage 1,620