Key achievements over last five years
The Scottish Government's previous school building programme, Scotland's Schools for the Future, had a value of over £1.8 billion with £1.13 billion provided by the Scottish Government.
Over the last five years (1 January 2016 to 31 March 2021), 93 school projects have been completed.
Progress in 2020-21
Over the last year (1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021), 7 school projects have been completed.
The programme is now complete and has seen the construction of 117 new or refurbished schools, with at least one new school project being delivered in every local authority area in Scotland.
Final school cost figures within this report also include where relevant, additional related capital funded elements incurred by local authorities for additional works that were out with the scope of the Schools for the Future programme.
Activity going forward
The Scotland's Schools for the Future Programme successor is the £2 billion Learning Estate Investment Programme that will benefit around 50,000 pupils across Scotland by the end of the next Parliament.
The first phase of 11 school projects to benefit from the programme were announced in September 2019. Phase 1 projects are expected to be complete by summer 2024.
The second phase of 25 school projects to benefit from the programme were announced in December 2020. The majority of Phase 2 projects are expected to be complete by December 2025 (Inverkeithing & Penicuik High Schools are expected to be complete by summer 2026).
The Scottish Government will continue to work with local authorities regarding which projects may be suitable for Scottish Government support within a future phase of the Learning Estate Investment Programme.
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