“A SCHOOL’S building work went £2.1m over budget because no official project manager was in place, it has been revealed.
Findings of an investigation at Nottingham Bluecoat School and Technology College have now been released to The Post under the Freedom of Information Act.
The school’s Aspley campus was developed throughout 2005 and 2006 but delays and design changes sent costs rocketing – leading to the probe in 2007. The council placed tighter financial controls on schools after the completion of the investigation in 2008.
Taxpayers paid for the mistakes at Bluecoat School at the time as Nottingham City Council approved at least £2.4m in loans to the school to plug the gap. Results of the probe, by PricewaterhouseCoopers, had previously been blocked by the city council until now.”
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