16 schools across the Tees Valley granted Government Condition Improvement Fund funding, including 6 in Stockton-on-Tees
Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi, has announced £498 million for 1,405 projects at 1,129 academies, sixth-form colleges and voluntary aided schools across the country.
Among them are 6 schools in Stockton who have had successful bids for a number of different projects, including 4 in the Stockton South constituency:
- Westlands Academy - Fire safety improvements
- Hartburn Primary School – Roof replacement, fire alarm replacement and new emergency lighting systems
- Village Primary School – Electrical rewiring, lighting and emergency lighting upgrade
- Preston Primary School – Window replacement
Commenting, MP for Stockton South, Matt Vickers, said:
“This recent round of Condition Improvement Fund funding from the Government is extremely welcome and I am pleased to see Westlands Academy, Hartburn, Village and Preston Primary Schools all be successful in their recent bids for funding.
“Alongside delivering record per pupil funding, it is vital that our schools receive investment to keep them in top condition so that they can continue to provide a quality, safe and modern learning experience. This will ensure that local children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential.”
Commenting, head teacher of Hartburn Primary School, Claire Park, said:
“"I am very pleased that we were successful in our CIF bid. This investment will go a long way in making sure that our students are able to continue their education in a safe, well-maintained facility and that new intakes can have the best possible start to their learning careers."