Building Schools For The Future: The Accountability Challenges Of Joint Ventures Between The Public And Private Sectors

Date Added: Jul 2010
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In 2003, the UK's Labour government launched the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme with ?45 billion to rebuild or refurbish every one of the 3,500 secondary schools in England between 2005-20. BSF is part of a wider capital strategy within the central government Department of Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) that will see total capital investment in schools in England increase from ?6.4bn in 2007-08 to ?8.2bn in 2010-11. It is billed as the biggest school rebuilding programme since Victorian times and the most ambitious of its kind anywhere in the world.