Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has today welcomed funding that has been awarded to two schools in Stockport and one in Tameside to ensure that the buildings remain in safe and good working order.

The Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) is a government fund that seeks to keep eligible academy, sixth-form college and voluntary aided school buildings safe and in good working order. This year, it will award funding to 1,466 projects across the country.

The 2021-2022 funding round was heavily oversubscribed, so only schools deemed to have a ‘high project need’ were eventually awarded funding. Issues that the funding aims to tackle include poor building condition, building compliance, energy efficiency and health and safety. The announcement of the awarded funding was made by the Education Secretary yesterday after a rigorous assessment process.

In Stockport, St Anne’s Roman Catholic High School and Reddish Vale High School were both awarded funding and in Tameside the funding went to Denton West End Primary School.

Site inspections and planning work are underway, and the Government plans to begin construction of the first projects in Autumn this year.

Andrew Gwynne said:

“I’m really pleased that St Anne’s Roman Catholic High School, Reddish Vale High School and Denton West End Primary School have been awarded this competitive funding.

 

It is absolutely vital that our school buildings are in safe and working order, and I’m pleased that the needs of schools in Stockport and Tameside have been recognised.

 

I look forward to working with the Government on securing further funding for our schools, colleges and academies.”

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