Dear Sir,
As the Conservative candidate I welcome news that Woodham Academy, Hurworth School and Cleve Cross Primary School will receive funding to improve their buildings. This is part of an extra £367 million that the government has allocated for investment in buildings at over one thousand schools across the country. The improvement fund targets schools that need additional money for repairs, or to help them expand.
This money will be used to ensure that Woodham Academy get their roofs replaced so that with all of our schools they deliver the best education and pupils can fulfil their potential and get on in life.
Investment in schools is key to our long-term plan for education – our aim is that every child will have a good-quality place in a local school. As part of this, £18 billion has been made available for investment in schools in England over this Parliament – more than double the amount Labour spent in its first two terms combined.
I believe families in Sedgefield Constituency deserve local schools with facilities that provide the best learning environment. It is great news that, thanks to the difficult decisions this Government has taken to deal with our deficit, it has been possible to fund this boost for local Schools and address the needs of our children.
As part of our long-term economic plan, we are delivering the best schools and skills for young people, with a million more children in schools rated good or outstanding than 2010.
This announcement means that pupils in the Sedgefield Constituency will feel the direct benefit of our plan, and will get the investment in their education they deserve.
Scott Wood –