Torbay’s MP Kevin Foster has welcomed the news that four schools in his constituency, Torquay Girls’ Grammar, Ellacombe Church of England Academy, Preston Primary School and Oldway Primary School will benefit from the Government’s Condition Improvement Funding 2021-22.
Following a rigorous assessment process, almost £483 million has been awarded for 1,466 projects at 1,199 academies, sixth-form colleges and voluntary aided schools.
The Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) is an annual bidding round for eligible academies, sixth-form colleges, and VA schools to apply for capital funding. The priority for the fund is to address significant condition need, keeping education provider buildings safe and in good working order. This includes funding projects to address health and safety issues, building compliance and poor building condition.
In Torbay, the funding will go towards a flat roof replacement at Torquay Girls’ Grammar, roof, window and door works at Ellacombe C of E Academy, urgent security and safeguarding works at Preston Primary School and a windows replacement project at Oldway Primary School.
Kevin Foster said: “I am delighted with today’s announcement, which will result in substantial sums of extra Government cash going into four of our local schools for investment in their buildings and infrastructure. Local teachers, support staff and Headteachers have done a fantastic job in educating local pupils over the last year during this unprecedented pandemic, and today’s news will be a very welcome boost for staff, schoolchildren and their families in Torbay.”