Neil O'Brien, MP for Harborough, has welcomes the news that schools across Harborough, Oadby & Wigston will receive funding from the Government's £483m 'Condition Improvement Fund' 2021-22 investment programme.
Local schools receiving money from the fund include:
- Wigston Academy
- Lubenham All Saints Church of England Primary School
- Wigston College
- St Andrew's Church of England Primary School, North Kilworth
- Brookside Primary School
- All Saints Church of England Primary School
- Great Bowden Academy, A Church of England Primary School
The funding will be used towards a wide range of improvements, including replacing a dilapidated mobile classroom at Great Bowden Academy.
Neil said, "This is very welcome news for a number of schools across the constituency to fund a series of important works. I look forward to working with these schools and others who may be looking at applying for funding under future rounds of the CIF programme"
"Great Bowden Academy has been awarded funding to replace a dilapidated mobile classroom on the school field. £134,000 Section 106 money allocated to the school as a result of recent local housing developments has been combined with funding from the Department of Education’s Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) to create a total project budget of £372,000. The plan is to provide a new, modular building with two teaching areas and a disabled toilet. This will be an enormous and very welcome improvement to the learning environment for children and will give the school a new classroom and significant additional breakout and intervention space for smaller groups of pupils. Building should start around Easter 2022 and be completed during the summer holidays."
Great Bowden Academy is a member of Learn Academies Trust