MP welcomes funding for school buildings in Staffordshire

Jeremy has welcomed over £7 million of Government funding to help maintain and improving school buildings across Staffordshire.

This year, £1.4 billion will be invested in maintaining and improving school buildings across the country so children get off to the best start in buildings fit for purpose for the future.

The cash boost includes over £430 million to carry out essential maintenance projects at over 1,200 schools and £780 million for councils and education trusts to invest in maintaining and renewing their schools.

Schools in Stafford set to benefit from the £433 million Condition Improvement Fund include Colwich CofE Primary School, The Weston Road Academy, Walton High School and Wolgarston High School.

Since 2015, this Fund alone has allocated nearly £2 billion for over 6,000 projects at more than 3,000 schools all over the country.

This announcement means the Conservatives have spent £7.4 billion on school buildings since 2015.

Commenting, Jeremy said: “Schools in Staffordshire are more than just buildings, they are the centres of our community. This funding will target those schools with some of the most urgent need, making sure children across Staffordshire never spend time in buildings that aren’t fit for purpose.”