Ruth Edwards MP Welcomes Investment into Local Schools

Ruth Edwards MP has welcomed the announcement that schools in Rushcliffe will benefit from additional funding to improve school facilities. In these proposals Rushcliffe has been allocated its share of a £434 million investment to expand classrooms, upgrade facilities and help ensure our children are provided with safe environments that support a high-quality education.

The schools that will benefit from this new investment include; Brookside Primary School (East Leake), Heymann Primary and Nursey School (West Bridgford), Keyworth Primary and Nursery (Keyworth), Crossdale Primary School (Keyworth), Tollerton Primary School (Tollerton).

On top of this, the Prime Minister has also announced a new transformative 10-year school rebuilding programme. This will be kick-started with over £1 billion for the first 50 projects in 2020-21. As we bounce back from the pandemic, it’s important we lay the foundations for a country where everyone has the opportunity to succeed, with our younger generations front and centre of this mission.

Commenting on the announcements, Ruth Edwards MP said:

“Coronavirus has taken a toll on us all, not least our children, who have been kept from their friends, their teachers and their schools.

“As we exit lockdown we must focus on getting children back to school – and ensure that schools have the facilities and classrooms they need to support the high-quality education our children deserve.

“This funding will help ensure all children have the very best education and preparation for the 21st century work place.”