Education Secretary joins Neil at local schools to announce new funding

Neil O’Brien, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston, was joined in the constituency by new Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson MP, to officially announce an extra £14 billion for schools across the country over the next three years. The extra funding also includes £700 million for children with special education needs.

During the visit, The Education Secretary visited Ridgeway Academy in Harborough and Beauchamp College in Oadby.

Neil said, “This is fantastic news for schools across the constituency and the country. It’s something I’ve been campaigning for since becoming an MP, and I was delighted to host the Education Secretary in the constituency to make this official announcement.

I’ve been able to visit a number of schools across the constituency and I’ve seen first hand how hard the teachers and support staff work there to provide the best education for our children. This extra £14 billion will help to level up funding and ensure they are able to continue to provide the best possible education, to help give all children the best start in life.”