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Nearly 600 of Britain's grant-maintained schools will start extensive building and repair work within the next two years, and more than half of these will be spending between £250,000 and £1

This surge in spending on grant-maintained schools will offset the savage cuts in public cash for repairs to council schools.The country's 677 opted-out schools are funded directly by the Government and are free from the legal controls which restrict council spending.Responses from nearly half the schools say their buildings need major renovation. The most common repairs required are to flat roofs, window and door frames and building services.More than half the schools rate interior ...

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