New Money for School Buildings is Great News for Shropshire

Daniel Kawczynski has welcomed the Government’s announcement of new money for school buildings in Shropshire.

The Government has announced more than £4 billion to help repair school buildings and deal with the shortage of primary school places left by the last Labour Government.

Shropshire will receive:

• £985,642 to create new school places.
• £6,057,154 to repair school buildings.

Shropshire will also be able to bid for extra funding from the new ‘Targeted Basic Need’ programme to open great new schools where more places are needed or to expand existing good and outstanding schools.

Daniel Kawczynski said:

“This extra money for school buildings will be very welcome in Shropshire.

Too many of our schools are in a bad state of repair and many children face being left without a school to go to as a result of the places shortage left by the previous government.

“Despite difficult financial circumstances, it is great news that the Government has found extra funds to improve school buildings here in Shropshire.  The extra places this money will provide will help more parents find the right school for their child.”