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About Partnerships for Schools

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Partnerships for Schools (PfS) was established in 2004 by the Department for Education (DfE) (previously DfES/DCSF) as both a company and an executive non-departmental public body (NDPB).

PfS was financed through a Joint Venture between Partnerships UK (PUK) and DfE until 31 March 2009 to deliver Building Schools for the Future (BSF), the schools capital investment programme.

In March 2006, we took on responsibility for delivering the Academies programme. In 2009, we took on responsibility for delivering all schools capital investment programmes.

The key role for PfS is to ensure that investment in schools represents good value for money and strongly supports the Government's ambitions to reduce the deficit, raise standards and tackle disadvantage.

PfS is incorporated as a limited company under the Companies Act 1985 and the shares are wholly owned by the Secretary of State for Education.

Partnerships for Schools Limited is registered in England, Company Number 4650964, registered office: 33 Greycoat Street, London SW1P 2QF.

On 1 April 2012, PfS will close, when its responsibilities and work will transfer to the Education Funding Agency (EFA), a new Executive Agency of the DfE, and will cease to be a limited company. Our current remit will continue to be delivered as usual. Your current contacts will transfer into the new organisation and are available to answer any queries you may have. Click here for more information on the EFA - available on the DfE website.


You can find out more about PfS's senior staff remuneration here.

You can find out more about PfS's junior staff remuneration here.

Download the salary data as an xml file.

See the DfE website for disclosure of PfS posts and salary information.

Strategic Aims and Objectives

The Secretary of State has defined our aims as follows:

You can read our Remit Letter for 2011-2012 here.

You can read our Business Plan here.

Performance Management

The DfE determines our performance framework in the light of wider departmental and cross-government strategic aims and Public Service Agreement (PSA).

Our objectives, key performance indicators and targets are agreed within our annual corporate and business planning process. We produce monthly reports to the DfE Sponsor Team and our Board on our performance and our annual reports and accounts is audited by external auditors.

Workforce Management Information

Please click here to view our management information which is provided monthly to the DfE.