Local MP, Caroline Dinenage, is encouraging all local Sixth Form colleges and Academy schools to bid for a share of £400 million that the Government has committed to school improvements.
Today, the Department for Education has announced that they will be able to apply for a share of funding from the Condition Improvement Fund which is dedicated to improving facilities such as sports halls, helping with school maintenance and expanding classrooms.
This funding is part of the total £14 billion that the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has committed to spending on schools and higher needs education over three years, rising to a total investment of £52.2 billion by 2022-23.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said:
“This government is determined to give all children the best possible education, but as well as great teachers, we want all pupils to learn in classrooms that enable them to gain the knowledge and skills they need for success.
“Following our huge investment in school funding with an increase of a total of £14 billion over three years, this year’s multi-million-pound fund will support our pledge to create more good school places and continue raising standards.”
Local MP, Caroline Dinenage, commented:
“I am pleased that the Government is showing its continued commitment to improving our education system and providing further funding for our colleges and academies.
“I will be encouraging all those applicable locally to bid for a share which can go into vital works such as expanding classrooms, improving sports halls or science labs.”