Mark Pawsey MP welcomes education funding for Brooke School
Written by RADio Newsdesk on July 6, 2020
Article Published on Monday July 6, 2020 7:29 PM by RADio Newsdesk
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Brooke School to benefit from Government’s school improvements scheme for refurbishing facilities.
Mark Pawsey MP has welcomed the announcement that Brooke School in Rugby will benefit from funding to improve school facilities.
Brooke School has been allocated a share 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 support a high-quality education. 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 the country bounces back from the coronavirus outbreak, the Government is committed to laying the foundations for a country where everyone has the opportunity to succeed. The improvements being funded for Brooke School include the replacement of fire doors and work on the roof to make sure the school remains fit for purpose.
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 Rugby and Bulkington 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.
The £1 billion package is on top of the £14 billion three-year funding settlement announced last year to ensure that schools are able to help students catch up with the learning missed during the lockdown.
“Coronavirus has taken a toll on us all, not least our children, who have been kept from their friends, their teachers and their schools. Therefore as we exit lockdown we need to focus on making sure children can get back to school safely. This funding will mean that our local schools have the facilities and classrooms they need to support the high-quality education our children deserve.”
“Replacing and upgrading older school and college buildings with modern, energy efficient designs will give our students and teachers the environment they need to maximise their potential. I’m particularly pleased to see that Brooke School will benefit from some important safety improvements. I know that Brooke School does great work helping children with Special Education Needs get the education they deserve and I look forward to seeing for myself the improvements to the school.”
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