Ten schools in Cornwall to share £6.5 million improvements

Ten schools in Cornwall are to share almost £6.5 million to upgrade classrooms and facilities.

Among them will be Falmouth School and The Roseland Academy, which will share more than £2.3 million.

Other schools in the area receiving funds from the government are Pool Academy, Lanner Primary School, Mounts Bay Academy and Ludgvan School near Penzance.

They have been allocated a share of a total of £560million in government funding designed to expand classrooms, upgrade facilities and improve the education of children across the whole country.

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Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said: “Investing in our school and college buildings helps create modern environments that lend themselves to great teaching, making sure every child has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

“We have worked at great speed to release this additional £560million of condition funding to schools for projects this year to kick-start the economy and get the country moving again following coronavirus.

“This funding brings the total allocated to improve the condition of our school buildings to £2billion this year and paves the way for our new transformative ten-year school building programme starting later this year with over £1billion funding for the first wave of 50 schools.”

Receiving money in Cornwall are:

  • Falmouth School and The Roseland Academy: £2,372,694.71
  • Pool Academy and Lanner Primary School: £728,272.27
  • Mounts Bay Academy and Ludgvan School: £2,267,389.64
  • Newquay Tretherras: £740,234.00
  • Quethiock CofE School, Polperro Primary Academy and Trenode CofE VA Primary Academy: £376,774.23

Today’s funding comes from the £560million announced by the Prime Minister last month as part of his New Deal for Britain, to help the nation bounce back from coronavirus by investing in infrastructure and skills and creating jobs.

It is in addition to the £1.4billion of capital funding for 2020-21 already announced in April and is provided through the Condition Improvement Fund, said the government.

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