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School estates statistics 2019

Statistics from the annual school estates core facts survey, including information on school condition and suitability, and the number of new builds and refurbishments.

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Chapter 2: Schools built or substantially refurbished

81 schools built or substantially refurbished in 2018-19.

928 schools built or substantially refurbished since 2007-08.

The 2019 School Estates Core Facts Survey collected information on all schools that were built or substantially refurbished during the financial year 2018-19. Only builds or refurbishments costing at least half a million pounds for primary and at least one million pounds for secondary and special schools are reported here.

Table 2.1 shows that 81 schools were built or refurbished in 2018-19. Of these, 73 were primary schools, seven were secondary schools and one was a special school. Since 2007-08, 928 schools have been built or substantially refurbished.

Table 2.1: Schools built or substantially refurbished, 2011-2019(1)

2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Primary 43 50 71 33 82 71 73
Secondary 14 8 5 9 11 17 7
Special 3 5 5 2 7 8 1
Total number built or refurbished 60 63 81 44 100 96 81

1. Only includes builds or refurbishments costing at least half a million pounds for primary and at least one million pounds for secondary and special schools.

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