Local MP Robert Largan has welcomed Hope Valley College’s successful bid to the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) for £503,120 to replace temporary classrooms and central heating pipework systems.
The High Peak MP met with the school leadership team last year to discuss the need for refurbishment at the school. After the school submitted the bid earlier this year, Robert lobbied Ministers regularly to secure the investment.
This is two of 1,466 projects at 1,199 academies, sixth-form colleges, and voluntary aided schools as part of a £483 million investment made by the Government.
The funding will help to ensure that students are learning in safe environments and more energy-efficient buildings to reduce energy bills for schools.
Since March 2015, the CIF has delivered 8,018 projects and is currently delivering 1,571 projects across school sites with essential maintenance projects. From 2015 to 2020, the Government has provided £9.5 billion in funding to help maintain and improve school buildings.
Robert Largan MP commented:
“I am delighted that Hope Valley College has secured this funding, ensuring the college can carry out improvements to the school to make it an even better learning environment.
“I will keep pushing Ministers for more investment into our local schools. We need to create more opportunities for young people in the High Peak.”