Tracey Celebrates School Building Funding



Today Tracey was delighted to receive a letter from the Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, and the Minister of State for Schools, the Rt Hon David Laws MP, detailing funding that has been awarded to schools in the constituency. The funding awards are part of two projects set up by this Government to ensure that our children are being educated in the best learning environment possible.

 The first of the two awards, the second stage of the Priority School Building Programme, covers 277 schools across the country. The award means that over a six year period starting in 2015, the conditioning needs in one or more of these school’s buildings will be addressed in order to tackle those in the very worst of states. In an extremely competitive application process, St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School in Chatham has been successful. I would like to congratulate all those who helped to submit such a strong application.


 The second award is to help fund the improvement and maintenance of our schools. The funding will go towards creating a learning environment which is safe and fit for purpose. For the first time the funding will cover three years allowing schools the certainty they need to effectively plan and distribute this investment in the best possible manner. With 28 of the schools in the Chatham and Aylesford constituency receiving a variance of this award. Tracey said “I am excited by the progress that can be made with these awards. Education is extremely important in our early years and I am delighted that the Government is helping to ensure that the children in our local schools will have a safe, suitable and sustainable environment for learning.”


 A full list of the funding awards for the Improvement and Maintenance can be found below;


 Greenvale Infant School                      £7,438


Luton Junior School                £7,049


Luton Infant & Nursery School                       £7,080


New Road Primary School                 £7,724


Walderslade Primary School               £6,513


Balfour Junior School             £9,400


Balfour Infant School              £7,049


Oaklands School                     £8,966


Swingate Primary School                    £10,966


Maundene School                   £8,725


All Saints Church of England Primary School, Chatham                    £7,510


St John’s Church of England Voluntary Controlled Infant School, Chatham              £5,013


St Michael’s RC Primary School         VA       £9,574


St Thomas More Roman Catholic Primary School     VA       £9,447


St Benedict’s Roman Catholic Primary School           VA       £6,847


St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School          VA       £20,540


Bradfields Academy    £12,775


Bishop of Rochester Academy                        £19,806


Fort Pitt Grammar School                   £18,209


Chatham Grammar School for Boys   £21,033


Chatham Grammar School for Girls    £17,365


Walderslade Girls’ School       £19,885


Greenacre School        £20,594


Phoenix Junior Academy        £6,756


Kingfisher Community Primary School          £6,540


Lordswood School      £8,308


Wayfield Primary School        £6,543











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