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GORDON HENDERSON MP

FOR SITTINGBOURNE & SHEPPEY

MP welcomes new priority school building funding

6th May 2014
MP welcomes new priority school building funding

Gordon Henderson MP has welcomed a new £2 billion fund to help rebuild schools most in need of urgent repair, which could benefit schools in Sittingbourne and Sheppey.

The Government announced a second round of funding for the successful Priority Schools Building Programme, which is already helping 261 schools across England, including Westlands Primary School in Sittingbourne and Halfway Houses Primary School on the Isle of Sheppey.

Mr Henderson said:

‘Delivering the best schools for our children, so the next generation can gain the skills they need to succeed in life, is a key part of the Governments long-term economic plan to secure Britain’s future.

‘That’s why it is great news for young people in Sittingbourne and Sheppey that there will be a new round of funding for the Priority Schools Building Programme. This scheme targets funding where it is needed most and has already helped Westlands Primary School in Sittingbourne and Halfway Houses Primary School on the Isle of Sheppey.

‘It’s only by taking difficult decisions on public spending that Conservatives have been able to afford to protect the schools budget and provide funding for school rebuilding. Only by sticking to our long-term economic plan can we provide the first class education that our young people need to get on in life.’

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