Hampshire County Council to spend about £300m on schools in the county

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HAMPSHIRE County Council announces about £300m is to be spent on schools in the county.

Of this, £233m will be spent within the Children’s Services capital programme, which will deliver 18,275 new primary and secondary school places by 2020, with 7,360 places delivered to date (from 2013 to 2016).

A further £70m of government funding is to go on free schools and Priority Schools Building Programme Two.

This continues to be the most significant capital building programme in the council’s history, said Cllr Peter Edgar, the council executive member for education.