Academies in London (6)

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Of the £96 million originally budgeted for school improvement by the Government but transferred to the academies budget, do you know how much was meant to be spent on improving underperforming schools in London?


Answer for Academies in London (6)

Answer for Academies in London (6)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response received on 31 May 2013.

I am confident that London has received its fair share of Department of Education (DoE) money intended for school improvement. Together with leaders of London councils, we made representations to the DoE and we were subsequently awarded an extra £300 million to reflect the magnitude of what is happening in London. The Government has also recently announced a £982 million targeted basic need programme to help boroughs set up new schools in areas where they are needed most.