David Williams, Labour PPC for Crewe and Nantwich, has welcomed a funding boost announced by the Government today to start rebuilding local primary schools.
Cheshire will receive £14.4m to kick start the Labour Government’s plan to rebuild or refurbish half of all primary schools over the next fifteen years.
The funding plans - worth £3.55 billion across England – were confirmed this today by the Schools Secretary Ed Balls.
David Williams said:
"Children deserve the best facilities that we can build and teachers deserve better classrooms to work in. So this funding is a really welcome boost from the Labour government for education in our area.
"Ten years ago classrooms were in a terrible state. That's been transformed by the biggest ever investment in new buildings, computers and other facilities including the “The Dunwoody” building at Wistaston Green Primary School and the new Coppenhall High School. But there is still more to do to get the very best facilities in all our schools and replace old buildings that are no longer fit for the job.
“At this challenging time for our economy, it’s vital that we sustain our investment in public services. This huge capital investment will not only improve the education of our children, but help to support jobs in the construction industry and local businesses who will be crucial to fitting out the new and refurbished schools.
“The Tories have already pledged to cut £4.5 billion from our secondary school rebuilding programme. I just hope they don’t say they want to cut this important investment in our primary schools too.”
For more information please contact David Williams on 07798 696 603