I have welcomed the announcement that Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner will benefit from funding to improve school facilities.
I am delighted that Bishop Ramsey CE School is one of the successful recipients of the £434 million investment to expand classrooms, upgrade facilities and improve the education of children across the whole country.
This funding will ensure schools have well-maintained facilities to provide students with safe environments that will support a high-quality education and help children to maximise their potential. It is part of the £1.4 billion of capital funding for 2020-21 announced in April and is provided through the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF).
On top of this, the Prime Minister has also announced a new transformative 10-year school rebuilding programme. This will be kick-started with over £1 billion for the first 50 projects in 2020-21. As we bounce back from the pandemic, it’s important we lay the foundations for a country where everyone has the opportunity to succeed, with our younger generations front and centre of this mission.
This major new investment will ensure our schools and colleges can focus on teaching, with brand new buildings and better facilities so that every child gets the world-class education all our children deserve.
Schools across the country have played their part in responding to coronavirus, ensuring their doors remained open for the children of essential workers – who have kept the NHS, public services and economy going throughout this crisis. I commend all staff and volunteers from schools across the constituency who have responded so impressively to the unprecedented circumstances we are facing.
The £1 billion package is on top of the £14 billion three-year funding settlement announced last year - recognising the additional work schools will need to do to help students to catch up.
The Government’s number one focus will always be to make sure every student has access to excellent education and training. As we focus our efforts on ensuring that all children are able to return to school in September, we can be assured that for years to come this country’s education system will drive opportunity and prosperity for all.
Press release on PM’s announcement on school re-building programme: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-announces-transformative-school-rebuilding-programme
Guidance on CIF (Condition Improvement Funding): https://www.gov.uk/guidance/condition-improvement-fund