Duncan welcomes Government funding for upgrades to local schools

Duncan has welcomed the Government’s announcement of new funding for improvements to buildings at four local schools.

Liberal Democrat Schools Minister David Laws MP has announced that Hardenhuish School, Sheldon School and St Peter’s CofE Primary School in Chippenham and St Laurence School in Bradford on Avon will each receive a share of a £370m million school buildings fund.

St Laurence School will use the money from the Condition Improvement Fund to build a new Sixth Form Centre, while the other schools will use the funding to upgrade roofs, ceilings and lighting and make other improvements.

Liberal Democrat Schools Minister David Laws MP said:

“I am delighted to be announcing this funding for schools in Chippenham and Bradford on Avon, fought for and delivered by Liberal Democrats in government.

“Duncan Hames has been an outstanding campaigner for Wiltshire schools. Liberal Democrats want to carry on investing in our school buildings to give every child the best possible start in life.

“Conservative plans would mean huge cuts for schools – ripping apart the coalition’s efforts to improve school buildings and condemning children in Wiltshire to crumbling classrooms and out dated facilities.”

Duncan said:

“I am delighted that the Liberal Democrats in Government are investing in local schools, making funding fairer for Wiltshire, introducing the Pupil Premium for disadvantaged pupils and giving schools the money they need to improve their buildings.

“I want to see all our children getting a first class education. Good-quality, well-maintained buildings will help give them the best chance to get on in life.”


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