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NEW INVESTMENT: Watford schools to benefit from government funding

 Published on: 23rd May 2023   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

A number of Watford schools are among those set to benefit from more than £450million of government funding.

Across the UK, 859 academies, Sixth Form colleges and voluntary-aided schools will receive a share of £456million from the Condition Improvement Fund.

Beechfield School, Holy Rood Catholic Primary School, Parmiter’s School, Watford Grammar School for Girls, and Cherry Tree Primary School in Watford, are all involved.

Works will include heating system replacement, fire safety works, and urgent safeguarding and security works.

This new investment will upgrade and improve school and college facilities, providing pupils with safer and warmer classrooms, and more energy efficient school buildings.

Dean Russell, MP for Watford, said: “We have a world-leading education system but we must continue to invest in safe, warm and energy-efficient classrooms so pupils have the facilities they need to study effectively and succeed.

“Every school should have access to high-quality facilities and our investment will deliver this so pupils can develop the skills they need for their careers as we grow the economy.”

Baroness Diana Barran MBE, Minister for the School System, said: “Our Condition Improvement Fund has already completed more than 10,000 projects, making a difference to pupils and teachers across the country. These projects help to create safer learning environments that make a difference to the quality of education for pupils.

“It’s hugely important that every school has access to high-quality learning facilities and these funding allocations will make sure that responsible bodies can start to plan ahead and get projects started to replace roofs, boilers and windows – so pupils and teachers can learn and work in a comfortable space.”


Photo credit: Watford Grammar School for Girl

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