Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley has welcomed £7,162,774.88 from the Conservative Government for maintaining and improving school buildings in 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.
Karen has welcomed money from the £433 million Condition Improvement Fund for Thursfield Primary School, Leek High School, Churnet View Middle School, Woodhouse Academy and Biddulph High School in Staffordshire Moorlands.
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, Karen said:
“Schools in Staffordshire Moorlands are more than just buildings, they are the centres of our community.
“The £7,162,774.88 from the Conservative Government for school buildings this year will make sure our schools are in the best condition for children in Staffordshire to learn the knowledge and skills they will use for the rest of their lives.
“Today’s funding will also target those schools with some of the most urgent need, making sure children in Staffordshire Moorlands never spend time in buildings that aren’t fit for purpose.”