REDDITCH MP Rachel Maclean has welcomed a Government’s decision to award nearly £250,000 to be shared between 22 schools in Redditch.
The cash comes from the Department for Education’s latest round of successful bids from the Condition Improvement Fund for 2019-20.
Redditch schools have secured £225,733 to ensure they have well maintained facilities to provide students with safe environments to support a high-quality education.
In total, the Department for Education has made £1.4 billion of capital funding available in 2019–20 to maintain and improve the condition of the school estate.
It is part of £23bn committed over five to deliver new school places, rebuild or refurbish buildings in the worst condition and deliver thousands of condition projects across the school estate.
Schools in Redditch receiving funding include:
Tudor Grange Academy – £10,193
Trinity High School – £19,413
The Vaynor First School – £8,973
Inkberrow First School – £5,451
Holyoakes Field First School – £6,981
Birchensale Middle School – £11,183
St George’s First School – £6,475
Webheath Academy Primary School – £7,994
Woodfield Academy – £11,234
Arrow Vale RSA Academy – £16,324
Ipsley CE RSA Academy – £12,179
Ridgeway Academy – £10,857
Walkwood Middle School – £13,152
Crabbs Cross Academy – £6,746
Astwood Bank Primary School – £7,746
Matchborough First School – £8,529
Kingfisher School – £6,498
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic First School – £7,319
St Augustine’s High School – £20,673
St Bede’s Catholic Middle School – £12,854
Abbeywood First School – £6,724
Church Hill Middle School – £8,247
Mrs Maclean said: “Well done to the 22 schools in Redditch for their successful bids for funding from the Government’s Conditions Improvement Fund. I’ve consistently lobbied for Government for more funding, having met the Education Secretary to discuss this just last month.
“I’m acutely aware of the pressures on school budgets here in Redditch. I meet regularly with head teachers and parents and understand the concerns on the front line.
“I’m sure this funding will be a big help for these schools to deliver projects to ensure they have well maintained facilities for their students.
“I’m sure teachers and parents will welcome this extra cash as this Conservative Government continues to invest in their children’s futures.”