Funding to continue raising education standards in the Moorlands

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Staffordshire Moorlands has been allocated its share of the £434 million investment to expand classrooms, upgrade facilities and improve the education of children across the whole country.

The funding is to ensure schools have well-maintained facilities to provide students with safe environments that support a high-quality education.
In The Moorlands funding has been allocated for a number of projects from Safeguarding to heating and roof repairs

A Full list of projects that are to be carried out in the moorlands are below

  • Biddulph High School-Hot Water Supply Project, Electrical Safety & Statutory Compliance Works
  • St Edward’s Church of England Academy-Roof repairs
  • Woodhouse Academy-Replacement of Dilapidated Teaching Block
  • Castle Primary School-Upgrade of Building to Comply with Fire Safety Regulations,
  • Replacement of Heating Pipework and Radiators
  • St Werburgh’s CE (A) Primary School-Roofing replacement
  • Westwood College- New Hall- Roof Repairs
  • Waterhouses CofE Primary Academy -Cold and hot water pipework replacement
  • All Saints CofE First School- Safeguarding

Commenting, Karen Bradley said:

“Coronavirus has taken a toll on us all, not least our children, who have been kept from their friends, their teachers and their schools.

“As we exit lockdown we must focus on getting children back to school – and ensure that schools have the facilities and classrooms they need to support the high-quality education our children deserve.

“This funding will help ensure all children have the very best possible schools and education, enabling them to gain all the knowledge and skills they need for success.”

Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson said:

“My number-one focus will always be to make sure every student has access to excellent education and training.

“Replacing and upgrading poor condition school and college buildings with modern, energy efficient designs will give our students and teachers the environment they deserve, and support them to maximise their potential.
“As we look forward to this September and all children returning to school, we can be assured that for years to come this country’s education system will drive opportunity and prosperity for all.”