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Until the new school is built, 100% of the money raised will be channeled to deliver the new school project. With initial estimates indicating that we will need to raise at least £5.5M to build and equip the school, every penny counts.
Over £0.4m has been committed to the project to date by the Bestic Trust in purchasing the site, appointing consultants and obtaining detailed planning permission. The task of raising the remaining monies is now underway.
The fundraising challenge
Most of the new schools built in the UK in the last decade have been commissioned as a result of the 'Free School' initiative where local authorities and third parties have come together to increase school provision in a developing area.
The business of replacement of an existing school does not fit clearly into current policy or schemes available in education to obtain capital funding. In 2020 the Prime Minister committed to bringing about a new ten-year school rebuilding programme citing the need for more environmentally sustainable buildings and the boost that will provide in creating highly skilled jobs in the construction sector. 50 projects have already been identified and some are scheduled to start in September 2021.
Qualification for this initiative is not currently available through application, projects are being selected, on a perceived need basis, by the DfE.