Alistair Burt welcomes £2,495,367.59 for school buildings in Central Bedfordshire

Alistair Burt has welcomed £2,495,367.59 from the Government for maintaining and improving school buildings in Central Bedfordshire.  

This year, £1.4 billion will be invested in maintaining and improving school buildings across the country so that children get off to the best start in buildings fit for purpose for the future.  

The cash boost includes over £430 million to carry out essential maintenance projects at more than 1,200 schools, and £780 million for councils and education trusts to invest in maintaining and renewing their schools.  

£433 million from the Condition Improvement Fund has been allocated to Caldecote Church of England Academy and Stratton Upper School in North East Bedfordshire. This funding will provide support for heating and hot water at Caldecote Academy, and roof replacement at Stratton School. 

Funding of £2,586,454.22 has also been provided to schools in Bedford Borough. 

Since 2015, the Condition Improvement Fund alone has allocated nearly £2 billion for over 6,000 projects at more than 3,000 schools all over the country.  This announcement means the Government has spent £7.4 billion on school buildings since 2015. 

Alistair said:  

“I welcome this announcement of Government funding of more than £2 million for school buildings in my constituency.  It is targeted at those schools with some of the most urgent need in North East Bedfordshire, helping to ensure that they are in the best condition for children to learn the knowledge and skills they need for the rest of their lives”.