Wealden schools successful in campaign for extra funding
A campaign to secure additional funding for Wealden schools to improve facilities has been successful – with four schools in the district set to receive a financial boost.
The schools which will benefit include the Beacon Academy, Hailsham Community College, St Mary’s School, and Sir Henry Fermor Church of England Primary School.
Wealden MP Nus Ghani, who campaigned for the funding, said, “After many meetings with Wealden schools as well as the Department of Education, I am delighted these schools will benefit from this funding.”
The MP said it is ‘important’ to lay the foundations where everyone has the opportunity to succeed, and she cited younger people as at the ‘heart of this mission’.
She said, “This major investment will ensure Wealden schools have the facilities they need, and our children have the very best possible environment to learn in, enabling them to gain all the knowledge and skills they need for success.”
The money will come from the Condition Improvement Fund 2020-2021, which is managed by the Department for Education (DfE).
The fund will provide more than £434 million for 1,476 projects at 1,243 academies, sixth-form colleges and non-diocesan voluntary aided schools.
The investment is part of the £1.4 billion of capital funding for 2020-2021 announced in April and aims to ensure schools have well-maintained facilities to provide students with safe environments that support high-quality education.
A message from the Editor, Gary Shipton:
In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news, I am asking you to please purchase a copy of our newspapers.
With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspapers.
Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.
Stay safe, and best wishes.