MP welcomes investment to improve school buildings.

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, has welcomed over £450 million in extra funding from the Government to upgrade school buildings across
the country, including projects at Rossett School and Bilton Grange Primary.

859 academies, sixth form colleges and voluntary aided schools will receive a share of £456 million from the Condition Improvement Fund.

This new investment will upgrade and improve school and college facilities, providing pupils with safer and warmer classrooms and more energy efficient school buildings.

Commenting, Andrew said: “It is important we continue to invest in safe, warm and energy-efficient classrooms so pupils are educated in the best possible surroundings to support their learning.

“That is why I welcome this investment from the Government and I look forward to learning more about how this will benefit staff and students at Rossett School and Bilton Grange Primary.”

Commenting, Minister for the School System, Baroness Diana Barran
MBE said: “Our Condition Improvement Fund has already completed over ten thousand projects, making a difference to pupils and teachers across the country. These projects help to create safer learning environments that make a difference to the quality of education for pupils.

“It’s hugely important that every school has access to high quality learning facilities and these funding allocations will make sure that responsible bodies can start to plan ahead and get projects started to replace roofs, boilers and windows– so pupils and teachers can learn and work in a comfortable space.”