MP Andrew Percy has welcomed the Government’s announcement of new money for school buildings in the East Riding.
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.
The East Riding will receive:
£2,291,956 to create new school places.
£6,579,535 to repair school buildings.
The East Riding 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.
The money comes on top of the recent announcements of additional money for Goole High School which Andrew championed with Ministers.
Andrew said: “This extra money for school buildings will be very welcome locally.
“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 in our area. The extra places this money will provide will help more parents find the right school for their child.”
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