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Cabinet Decision: 7th September 2006
Title of Item/Report
Variation to Education Capital Building Programme 2006 - 2007
Record of the Decision
Cabinet was informed of a proposed variation to the 2006-2007 Education Capital Programme.

It was explained that Billingham Campus School had been successful in gaining specialist school status as a Arts College with effect from 1st. September 2006. The DfES had allocated 100,000 to the school for alterations/refurbishment to be undertaken to enhance the facilities for teaching the specialist subject.

In addition Members noted that a bid was submitted to the DfES under the Targeted Capital Funding programme (Federated Schools) for capital works to carried out at Abbey Hill Special school and for ICT infrastructure at Westlands Special school. The DfES had allocated the Authority 800,000 for this project.


1. an allocation of 100,000 from the DfES for a capital project at Billingham Campus School and 800,000 from the DfES for capital projects at Abbey Hill and Westlands schools be included in the Borough's 2006-2007 Capital Programme.

2. The Corporate Director of Children, Education and Social Care be authorised to approve the schemes and financial appraisals in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People.

Reasons for the Decision
To approve the variation to the 2006-2007 Education Capital Programme.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Councillor Cunningham declared a personal, non prejudicial interest in the item as he was a Governor of Abbey Hill School.
Details of any Dispensations
Not applicable.
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
By no later than midnight on Friday 15th September 2006.

Date of Publication: 11 September 2006

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