Government funding for local school to continue raising education standards

Kemi Badenoch MP has welcomed the announcement that Joyce Frankland Academy in Newport in will benefit from funding to improve facilities. 

The Saffron Walden constituency has been allocated its share of the £434million investment introduced to expand classrooms, upgrade facilities and improve the education of children across the whole country. 

This funding will ensure schools have well-maintained facilities to provide students with safe environments that support a high-quality education. It is part of the £1.4 billion of capital funding for 2020-21 announced in April and is provided through the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF). 

The Prime Minister has also announced a new transformative 10-year school rebuilding programme, with over £1 billion for the first 50 projects in 2020-21.  

Schools across the constituency have played their part in responding to coronavirus, ensuring they remained open for the children of essential workers –who have kept the NHS, public services and economy going throughout. 

The £1 billion package is on top of the £14 billion three-year funding settlement announced last year -recognising the additional work schools will need to do to help students to catch up. 

Commenting, Mrs Badenoch said: 

“I am very pleased that Joyce Frankland Academy in Newport is benefitting from the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund.  

“The fund was introduced to maintain and improve the condition of education estates and has been heavily oversubscribed. Joyce Frankland Academy’s successful project proposal entails an urgent electrical rewire and boiler replacement and will ensure a safe learning environment for pupils. 

“As we exit lockdown, we must focus on getting children back to school–and ensure that schools have the facilities and classrooms they need to support the high-quality education for pupils across our constituency.”