Michael has welcomed the announcement from the Secretary of State for Education of almost £483 million for 1,466 projects at 1,199 academies, sixth-form colleges and voluntary aided schools as part of the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF).
The CIF is designed to improve building condition, building compliance, energy efficiency and health and safety in schools.
The successful projects includes these schools in Mid Dorset & North Poole:
- Poole Grammar School
- Broadstone First School
- Broadstone Middle School
The core priority of CIF is keeping eligible academy, sixth-form college and voluntary aided school buildings safe and in good working order. Most CIF funding aims to address issues with significant consequences that revenue or Devolved Formula Capital funding cannot meet. These include issues with poor building condition, building compliance, energy efficiency and health and safety.
CIF also supports a small proportion of expansion projects for Ofsted-rated good or outstanding academies, sixth-form colleges and voluntary aided schools that need to expand their existing facilities and/or floor space to either increase the number of admissions in the main year of entry or address overcrowding.
You can find out more about the CIF here.
"This is brilliant news for our local schoolchildren, and I know that these schools will be delighted to receive this funding"