Earlier today (22 May) the Department for Education announced a £456 million investment programme to improve school buildings across the country. Over 1,000 projects will be funded to ensure students can learn in safe, warm and energy efficient classrooms that provide high quality learning environments. Overall, the government has committed £1.8 Billion this year to improving school buildings.
Three schools in Bexleyheath and Crayford are amongst the recipients of the fund. St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, St Columba’s Catholic Boys’ School and Hillsgrove Primary School will all receive funding to improve their learning environments and better the school experience.
Rt Hon Sir David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford welcomed the funding announced today. He commented:
“I am delighted that three schools in Bexleyheath & Crayford have been awarded funding through this fund. It is vitally important that we invest in school facilities to ensure we continue offering pupils in this country an excellent education”
Minister for the School System, Baroness Diana Barran MBE said:
“Our Condition Improvement Fund has already completed over eleven thousand projects, making a difference to pupils and teachers across the country. These projects help to create safer learning environments that make a difference to the quality of education for pupils.
“It’s hugely important that every school has access to high-quality learning facilities and these funding allocations will make sure that responsible bodies can start to plan ahead and get projects started to replace roofs, boilers and windows – so pupils and teachers can learn and work in a comfortable space.”