The government is planning to renew at least half of all primary school buildings by 2022/23 through the Primary Capital Programme (PCP).
The aim is to create primary schools that are equipped for 21st century teaching and learning, and are at the heart of their communities with children's services in reach of every family.
The primary capital investment supports a wide range of policies with the Children's Plan at its heart. The investment will support the transformation of education, including raising standards and improving the life chances and well being of all children, the removal of surplus places, inclusion, Every Child Matters and the provision of extended services for the local community.
Schools that do not benefit directly from PCP will continue to receive funding via the devolved programme and, where appropriate, the targeted capital fund.
The initial funding for PCP was announced in 2005 and a consultation followed in 2006. The programme got underway in some parts of the country in 2007. Department for Children, Schools and Families
* issued detailed guidance in December 2007 for all councils, including Leicester, to produce a Strategy for Change. The Strategy for Change considers the needs of all primary schools.
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