THE first British secondary school to be built with private-sector money opened its gates to nearly 1,000 pupils this week. Colfox school, in Bridport, Devon, has outgrown its former buildings. A private finance initiative deal allowed a new school building to be constructed on the same site, to be maintained and managed by private contractors. The first PFI school to open was the tiny Victoria Dock primary in Hull, which accepted its first pupils last January. A decision on the fate of the controversial PFI scheme at Pimlico school in London will be made next week.
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