Joy Morrissey MP welcomes funding to continue raising education standards in Beaconsfield constituency

Beaconsfield to benefit from upgraded facilities to improve the education of children

Joy Morrissey MP has welcomed the announcement that schools in Beaconsfield constituency will benefit from funding to improve school facilities.

The constituency has been allocated its 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 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 generation 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.

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 boost in funding will impact schools all across the constituency  

Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School will receive extra funding to complete the urgent roof refurbishment and other associated works.

Great Marlow School will be given extra funding to maintain fire and safety compliance.

The Beaconsfield School is to receive the extra funding to improve electrical safety within the school.

Lent Rise School will be given funding to complete the water distribution replacement and the electrical distribution works.

Dorney School will also receive extra funds which will provide the school with a boiler replacement.

 

Constituency MP, Joy Morrissey MP said:

“Coronavirus has been impactful on us all, but not least on our children, whose time spent with friends and teachers has been taken away.”

“One of the most important issues as we start to leave lockdown is that we refocus our efforts on getting our children back to school. However, we must ensure that when children do return to school, the schools have the facilities to guarantee the best education for our children.”

“The school funding set out by the Prime Minister will help to ensure that our children will receive the best possible education, allowing them to learn skills that they will need to lead successful lives.”

 

Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson said:  

“My number one focus will always be to make sure every student has access to excellent education and training.

“Replacing and upgrading poor condition school and college buildings with modern, energy efficient designs will give our students and teachers the environment they deserve and support them to maximise their potential.

“As we look forward to this September and all children returning to school, we can be assured that for years to come this country’s education system will drive opportunity and prosperity for all.”