Schools to be upgraded across Camborne, Redruth and Hayle

George Eustice, Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle has today welcomed the news that schools across the constituency will benefit from upgraded facilities to improve the education of children.

Camborne, Redruth and Hayle has been allocated its share of the £434 million investment to expand classrooms, upgrade facilities and improve the education of children across the whole country.

This funding will ensure schools have well-maintained facilities to provide students with safe environments that support a high-quality education. It is part of the £1.4 billion of capital funding for 2020-21 announced in April and is provided through the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF).

On top of this, the Prime Minister has also announced a new transformative 10-year school rebuilding programme. This will be kick-started with over £1 billion for the first 50 projects in 2020-21. As we bounce back from the pandemic, it’s important we lay the foundations for a country where everyone has the opportunity to succeed, with our younger generations front and centre of this mission.

This major new investment will ensure our schools and colleges can focus on teaching, with brand new buildings and better facilities so that every child gets the world-class education all our children deserve.

Schools across the country have played their part in responding to coronavirus, ensuring their doors remained open for the children of essential workers – who have kept the NHS, public services and economy going throughout this crisis.

The £1 billion package is on top of the £14 billion three-year funding settlement announced last year - recognising the additional work schools will need to do to help students to catch up.

George commented, "The past few months have been difficult for all of us not least our children, who have been kept from their friends, their teachers and their schools. As we exit lockdown we must focus on getting children back to school – and ensure that schools have the facilities and classrooms they need to support the high-quality education our children deserve.This funding will benefit a number of schools across the constituency and will help to ensure that all children have the very best possible schools and education. As a whole, Cornwall was allocated 26 projects across 23 schools which will truly transform some of these schools."