Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 4 June 2023
BOSWORTH MP Dr Luke Evans has welcomed news that five schools in the Hinckley and Bosworth borough have secured funding from the £456 million Condition Improvement Fund.
The newly-secured funding will go towards restoring and refurbishing five school buildings locally. These schools are: Hastings High School, Battling Brook Primary School, Hinckley Parks Primary School, Richmond Primary School, and St Peter’s Church of England Primary Academy.
The refurbishment works will also see school and college facilities will be made more ‘energy efficient’, with the classrooms becoming both safer and warmer for pupils.
The five schools were among 859 which were successful in their funding applications.
Dr. Luke Evans stated that he was “absolutely delighted” to hear that the schools were accepted for the ‘important round’ of funding.
He further added: “We have seen an incremental improvement in the education of our children, and can say ours is a world-class education system – the recent PRILS reading results is evidence of this. While this is welcome news, we must build on it by continuing to invest in safe, warm and energy efficient classrooms so pupils have the facilities they need to study effectively and succeed.”
Baroness Diana Barran MBE, Minister for the School System, said: “Our Condition Improvement Fund has already completed over ten thousand projects, making a difference to pupils and teachers across the country. These projects help to create safer learning environments that make a difference to the quality of education for pupils.
“It’s hugely important that every school has access to high-quality learning facilities and these funding allocations will make sure that responsible bodies can start to plan ahead and get projects started to replace roofs, boilers and windows – so pupils and teachers can learn and work in a comfortable space.”