I’m delighted that two local schools in Faversham and Mid Kent are getting funding to upgrade their buildings.
Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School and Sheldwich Primary School have both been successful in the latest round of funding from the Condition Improvement Fund (CIP).
The CIP was set up to keep eligible academy, sixth-form college, and voluntary aided school buildings in good working order.
I’m pleased that a number of our local schools have already benefitted from the fund over the years.
The latest round of funding will see Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School and Sheldwich Primary School given funds to carry out roof repairs and renew old pipework.
In total, over £498 million has been awarded to schools in England as part of this most recent round of funding from the CIP. I’m pleased that schools in Faversham and Mid Kent are getting their fair share.
I know that other local schools also need money for repair work. I’m continuing to take up individual cases with Kent County Council and the Department for Education to make sure all of our local schools are fit for purpose.
I’m determined to make sure every child in Faversham and Mid Kent has the best possible start in life.