Local MP Martin Horwood has welcomed the announcement that a number of Cheltenham schools have been awarded funds for important infrastructure projects.
Liberal Democrat Schools Minister David Laws MP has announced that seven schools in Cheltenham will receive a combined total of £1.3 million as part of a country-wide £370 million school buildings fund.
Speaking in Parliament Martin said:
“This money is absolutely fantastic news for children, parents and teachers in Cheltenham. It is much harder for teachers to teach and for children to learn when they are stuck in school buildings that aren’t up to scratch. It’s not the only budget issue facing these schools but I’m sure the money will be very welcome.”
“Seven of our local schools will receive funding for a variety of projects, including roofs, toilets and boilers- all critical infrastructure projects that could otherwise cause budget chaos for each of these schools.
“Investing in buildings will give more of our local young people the opportunity to get the first class education they deserve and I’m very proud that the Liberal Democrats have helped delivered this in government.”
Liberal Democrat Schools Minister David Laws MP said:
“I am delighted to be announcing over a million pounds in funding for seven different schools in Cheltenham.
“Martin has been an outstanding campaigner for all schools in his constituency, making a very clear case as to why this project should be funded and actively encouraging all schools to take advantage of the fund.
“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 Cheltenham to crumbling classrooms and out dated facilities.”
Pate’s Grammar School, Balcarras School, Charlton Kings Infant School, Charlton Kings Junior School, Springbank Primary Academy, Rowanfield Junior School and Christ Church CofE Primary School in Cheltenham will all receive funding. Further details of the fund and the list of successful schools are available here: https://www.gov.uk/condition-improvement-fund.