Blackpool schools are to benefit from a national multi-million-pound Government funding boost.
Following a rigorous assessment process, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced almost £483 million for 1,466 projects at academies, sixth-form colleges and voluntary aided schools across the country.
In Blackpool South, St George's School (Church of England Academy) and Waterloo Primary Academy are set to receive money from the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF).
The aim of CIF is to keep eligible academy, sixth-form college and voluntary aided school buildings safe and in good working order.
Welcoming the funding, Scott Benton, the Conservative MP for Blackpool South said:
“I am very pleased that schools across Blackpool South are going to receive funding to make much needed improvements to school buildings.
“Levelling Up must mean providing high quality education so that each child can have the best chance possible to go on and fulfil their aspirations. To deliver this we need to ensure schools have the facilities and classrooms they need to support the education our children deserve.
“This funding 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.”