Kevin Welcomes Barton Nursery Funding Boost

Torbay’s MP Kevin Foster has welcomed today’s  announcement Barton Hill Academy, Torquay has been successful in securing funding from the School Nurseries Capital Fund (SNCF).

The SNCF is designed to create high-quality, school-based, nursery places for 2,3 and 4 year olds in disadvantaged areas in order to deliver the Government’s commitment to build more school-based nurseries and boost social mobility.

Overall the Government received 143 applications across 68 council areas. Following an assessment process 66 projects with an overall value of just over £22m have been approved, with Barton Academy being one of the successful projects. Barton is one of six successful schools across the South West.

Kevin said: “The first few years of a child’s life are critical to shaping their future development. Barton Hill Academy does a great job giving many children a positive start in life and this funding will help them do even more to help all of Barton’s kids succeed.”

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For further comment contact Kevin Foster on 01803 214 989

1. Details of School Nurseries Capital fund:

More information on SNCF, including the full list of successful projects published can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/school-nurseries-capital-fund#history

The project at Barton Hill Academy is subject to grant conditions from the Department for Education. The department is in contact with the school and Torbay Council, to discuss next steps.

Full list of Schools here:

https://schoolsweek.co.uk/66-schools-split-22m-to-boost-nursery-places/