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Private Finance Initiative (PFI)

PFI is a way of funding major capital investments, without immediate recourse to the public purse. The schools were designed and built by John Laing Ltd and the buildings are currently owned and managed by Education Support (Swindon) Ltd otherwise referred to as ESSL. 
The contract with Swindon Borough Council is for a 25 year period during which time the buildings are leased by Swindon Borough. At the end of the 25 year period ownership of the buildings reverts to Swindon Borough Council or where schools have become an Academy the relevant Academy Trust.
Strategic Commissioning & Contracts Manager
Tel: 01793 465803
There are seven PFI Schools:
Three Secondary, one of which is a Special School:
  • Isambard Community School
  • Nova Hreod College
  • Uplands Special School
Four Primary Schools:
  • Moredon Primary and Nursery School
  • Orchid Vale Primary and Nursery School
  • Red Oaks Primary and Nursery School
  • Brimble Hill Special School