Rachel has welcomed the announcement that schools in Redditch will benefit from funding to improve school facilities.

Redditch has been allocated its share of the £434 million investment to expand classrooms, upgrade facilities and improve the education of children across the whole country.

It’s been announced that Ridgeway Academy, The Vaynor First School and the Kingfisher School will all benefit from this funding.

This funding will ensure schools have well-maintained facilities to provide students with safe environments that support a high-quality education.  It is part of the £1.4 billion of capital funding for 2020-21 announced in April and is provided through the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF).

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.

This major new investment will ensure our schools and colleges can focus on teaching, with brand new buildings and better facilities so that every child gets the world-class education all our children deserve.

Rachel said: “I went into politics because I believe every child, no matter their background, deserves access to a first-class education. Success in life shouldn’t be a postcode lottery or determined by the circumstances you were born in to.

“We’re levelling up Redditch by using this funding for schools in the town which will help ensure all children have the very best possible schools and education, enabling them to gain all the knowledge and skills they need for success.”