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Press Release

Press Releases

List of all school playing fields sold under the Coalition

Department for Education press release

School name

Local authority

Reasons given on application

Date of application

Beaver Green School

Kent

Following consolidation of two sites into one, site was surplus.  Proceeds of sale funded a new playing field and hall at Eastchurch Primary School and a new playing field for Archbishop Courtenay Primary School

12/05/2010

High View School 

Plymouth

Surplus site following amalgamation (and reconstruction of a new site) of Highfield & Plym View schools.  Proceeds of sale reinvested into sports facilities at the new single-site school.

14/06/2010

Estover Primary School

Plymouth

Part of a redevelopment project to form a campus combining Estover Community College, Estover Primary School, Downham Special School and The Plymouth Hospital and Outreach School. Entire proceeds of sale were used towards the new Campus, including Sports Pitches, All Weather Pitch, MUGA, Soft & Hard Informal & Social Space

27/08/2010

Estover Comm College

Plymouth

See line above

27/08/2010

Woodhouse School

Staffordshire

Surplus marginal grassland on school site, proceeds of sale invested in school library development and sports changing facilities

02/08/2010

Saltergill Special School 

Stockton-on-Tees

Closed school site.  Proceeds of sale to be fully invested in improvement of drainage to sports pitches at Conyers School and redevelopment of the cricket changing pavilion at Egglescliffe School.

24/11/2010

Dingleside School 

Worcestershire

Closed school site sold as part of a local redevelopment, proceeds of sale fully invested in sports improvements at up to 15 local schools

26/11/2010

The Winchcombe School

West Berkshire

Closed school site following consolidation onto a single site, proceeds of sale invested in the single Winchcombe School and a multi-use games area for Trinity School

01/02/2011

Kingsbury School

Brent

Disposal was by way of lease to a private company that redeveloped and improved the schools playing field that was subject to poor drainage and under used. Funding introduced all-weather playing surfaces comprising of 4 5-a-side pitches, 2 7-a-side pitches, a full sized football and hockey pitch and a six-court indoor tennis facility. The school also profited from private hire of facilities outside school hours

01/03/2011

Highfield School

North Tyneside

Closed school site, proceeds reinvested into local school sports provision

19/09/2011

Lord Lawson of Beamish School

Gateshead

Disposal of an area of land by lease to Birtley Athletics Club to improve sporting provision for the Club and the school.  Although consent was given to this project, it did not go ahead

09/09/2010

Dunningford School

Havering

Closed school site, entire proceeds to contribute to newly built Elm Park Primary including its sports provision.

14/04/2011

Clarborough School

Nottinghamshire

Split site consolidated onto a single site (whole school rebuild) and the other site became surplus.  All proceeds of sale to be invested in the Council’s local sports improvement programme.

02/06/2011

Low Bentham School

North Yorkshire

Closed school site, proceeds invested to sports provisions at the refurbishment of local High Bentham School

31/01/2011

Langcliffe School

North Yorkshire

Closed school site, proceeds of sale to be reinvested into improvements to changing rooms at Settle College

18/08/2011

Pear Tree School

Staffordshire

2 disposals (See Nursery Fields) of closed school sites. Proceeds reinvested in school sports provision including Rugely Leisure Centre swimming pool, extending an all-weather pitch, any remainder to be invested in local school sports improvements

15/09/2010

Nursery Fields School

Staffordshire

See line above

17/09/2010

Ingleton Middle School 

North Yorkshire

Closed site on reorganisation from 3 to 2 tier system. Proceeds reinvested to changing room facilities at Settle College.

22/11/2011

St Peter’s School 

Hampshire

Closed school site, all proceeds reinvested in Cranford Park Primary, to form team game playing fields and develop a new external environmental teaching area.

05/04/2011

Heywood School    

Rochdale

Closed school site.  LA retained 52,500m2 for local community use.  Proceeds of sale of disposed area contributed to the LA’s BSF programme in sports provisions.                                  

24/08/2010

Gorsthills School 

 

Cheshire West and Chester

Closed school site, proceeds to be reinvested into sports provision at several local schools

14/12/2011

 

School name

Local authority

Reasons given on application

Date of application

Beaver Green School

Kent

Following consolidation of two sites into one, site was surplus.  Proceeds of sale funded a new playing field and hall at Eastchurch Primary School and a new playing field for Archbishop Courtenay Primary School

12/05/2010

High View School 

Plymouth

Surplus site following amalgamation (and reconstruction of a new site) of Highfield & Plym View schools.  Proceeds of sale reinvested into sports facilities at the new single-site school.

14/06/2010

Estover Primary School

Plymouth

Part of a redevelopment project to form a campus combining Estover Community College, Estover Primary School, Downham Special School and The Plymouth Hospital and Outreach School. Entire proceeds of sale were used towards the new Campus, including Sports Pitches, All Weather Pitch, MUGA, Soft & Hard Informal & Social Space

27/08/2010

Estover Comm College

Plymouth

See line above

27/08/2010

Woodhouse School

Staffordshire

Surplus marginal grassland on school site, proceeds of sale invested in school library development and sports changing facilities

02/08/2010

Saltergill Special School 

Stockton-on-Tees

Closed school site.  Proceeds of sale to be fully invested in improvement of drainage to sports pitches at Conyers School and redevelopment of the cricket changing pavilion at Egglescliffe School.

24/11/2010

Dingleside School 

Worcestershire

Closed school site sold as part of a local redevelopment, proceeds of sale fully invested in sports improvements at up to 15 local schools

26/11/2010

The Winchcombe School

West Berkshire

Closed school site following consolidation onto a single site, proceeds of sale invested in the single Winchcombe School and a multi-use games area for Trinity School

01/02/2011

Kingsbury School

Brent

Disposal was by way of lease to a private company that redeveloped and improved the schools playing field that was subject to poor drainage and under used. Funding introduced all-weather playing surfaces comprising of 4 5-a-side pitches, 2 7-a-side pitches, a full sized football and hockey pitch and a six-court indoor tennis facility. The school also profited from private hire of facilities outside school hours

01/03/2011

Highfield School

North Tyneside

Closed school site, proceeds reinvested into local school sports provision

19/09/2011

Lord Lawson of Beamish School

Gateshead

Disposal of an area of land by lease to Birtley Athletics Club to improve sporting provision for the Club and the school.  Although consent was given to this project, it did not go ahead

09/09/2010

Dunningford School

Havering

Closed school site, entire proceeds to contribute to newly built Elm Park Primary including its sports provision.

14/04/2011

Clarborough School

Nottinghamshire

Split site consolidated onto a single site (whole school rebuild) and the other site became surplus.  All proceeds of sale to be invested in the Council’s local sports improvement programme.

02/06/2011

Low Bentham School

North Yorkshire

Closed school site, proceeds invested to sports provisions at the refurbishment of local High Bentham School

31/01/2011

Langcliffe School

North Yorkshire

Closed school site, proceeds of sale to be reinvested into improvements to changing rooms at Settle College

18/08/2011

Pear Tree School

Staffordshire

2 disposals (See Nursery Fields) of closed school sites. Proceeds reinvested in school sports provision including Rugely Leisure Centre swimming pool, extending an all-weather pitch, any remainder to be invested in local school sports improvements

15/09/2010

Nursery Fields School

Staffordshire

See line above

17/09/2010

Ingleton Middle School 

North Yorkshire

Closed site on reorganisation from 3 to 2 tier system. Proceeds reinvested to changing room facilities at Settle College.

22/11/2011

St Peter’s School 

Hampshire

Closed school site, all proceeds reinvested in Cranford Park Primary, to form team game playing fields and develop a new external environmental teaching area.

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