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Scott Wood, Conservative Candidate welcomes increased funding for school buildings in the Sedgefield Constituency

As the Conservative candidate I welcome with delight 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 condition 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 and Cleve Cross Primary School get their roofs replaced and Hurworth School assembly hall will be repaired and improved so they with all of our schools deliver the best education, so that pupils can fulfil their potential and get on in life.

Investment in the 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 Woodham Academy, Hurworth School and Cleve Cross Primary School 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 Sedgefield Constituency will feel the direct benefit of our plan, and will get the investment in their education that they deserve.’

For more information please contact scott@scottwood.org.uk

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Scott Wood – Funding For Schools   03/31/2015