Government funding will give Chailey School first class facilities

Chailey School
Chailey School

Chailey School is one of five schools in East Sussex to benefit from Government funding to improve their buildings, announced this week.

The money is part of the second phase of the Priority School Building Programme which will help schools whose buildings are suffering from wear and tear.

More than £6 billion will be invested in schools across England as part of the programme which was unveiled by the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Education Secretary Nicky Morgan on Monday February 9.

Lewes MP Norman Baker said: “This announcement is fantastic news for families and teachers of Chailey School.

“I have made known my support for this project to David Laws’ office and I am pleased to see that investment is being made to support the school’s plans to upgrade their facilities.

“The school badly needs to upgrade its classrooms and other facilities. This money, fought for and delivered by Liberal Democrats in government, will make a real difference.

“I would like to thank all those who helped campaign on this issue.

“Making sure all children in the Chailey catchment get a fair start in life should always be a top priority, and I cannot wait to see the school’s plans develop.”

Schools included in the programme, such as Chailey School in Mill Lane, will start developing plans, expected to be completed in 2017.

Chailey School head teacher Lesley Young said: “We are delighted to learn that Chailey School has been included in Phase 2 of the Government’s Priority School Building Programme.

“We are awaiting more details of the amount of funding allocated to support the learning environment of our young people and look forward to utilising it in their best interests in the coming months.”

Lib Dem Schools Minister David Laws MP said: “I am delighted to be able to announce money that will allow Chailey School to make badly needed improvements to their building.”