Swindon MP happy at school rebuilding programme news

By Barrie Hudson - 21 December 2022

Education

South Swindon MP Sir Robert Buckland has welcomed the news that two schools in his constituency have been provisionally selected for the next round of the Government’s School Rebuilding Programme.

The success follows a rigorous selection process. 

As a result of this funding, it is planned that one or more buildings at Lawn Manor Academy and Wroughton Infant School will be replaced or refurbished. 

This will greatly improve the learning environment at these schools for years to come.

Sir Robert said: “I am delighted that Lawn Manor Academy and Wroughton Infant School have been provisionally selected by the Government for the next round of the Government’s School Rebuilding Programme.

“When it comes to funding for our schools, I will continue to fight hard to ensure that we receive our fair share here in Swindon.”

The School Rebuilding Programme was announced by the Government in June 2020 and will rebuild or refurbish 500 schools over the next decade. 

The objective is to tackle buildings in the poorest condition to create safe and modern buildings where young people can gain the knowledge and skills they need to excel.

The announcement of 239 rebuilding and refurbishment projects follows 161 projects previously announced between June 2020 and July 2022, bringing the total to 400.

Delivery of many of the 161 projects is already under way, bringing new buildings to communities up and down the country and making a significant contribution to the Government’s levelling up agenda.

 

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