Funding boost for Long Eaton school

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A school in Long Eaton is one of six in Derbyshire that will benefit from Government funding for improvements.

Wilsthorpe Community School will receive funding to improve its school buildings.

The Government’s priority school building programme targets schools in most need of repair.

Maggie Throup, the Conservative candidate for Erewash, said: “Families in Erewash deserve local schools with facilities that provide the best learning environment.

“It is great news that, thanks to the difficult decisions this Government has taken to deal with our deficit, it has been possible to fund this boost for Wilsthorpe Community School and address the needs of our children.

“As part of our long-term economic plan, we are delivering the best schools and skills for young people, with a million more children in schools rated good or outstanding than 2010. This announcement means that pupils in Erewash will feel the direct benefit of our plan, and will get the investment in their education that they deserve.”

The Government has allocated an extra £2 billion for investment in buildings at over 270 schools across the country, to address the needs of schools in the worst condition. This is a five-year programme, due to be completed in 2021.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: “Conservatives including Maggie Throup are working hard to ensure that we provide an education system in Erewash that will help children succeed in life.

“And it’s thanks to the difficult decisions we’ve made and the strong economy that we’ve built that we can continue to invest in education. Which is why today we are committing to rebuild and modernise hundreds of schools across the country - giving children a place to fulfil their potential and secure a better, brighter future.”