Barbara Keeley MP


£27.2m to rebuild primary schools in Salford and Wigan

BK in West CloisterBarbara has welcomed a funding boost announced by the Government this week to start rebuilding local primary schools.

Salford and Wigan will receive £10.6m and £16.6m respectively to rebuild or refurbish local primary schools over the next fifteen years. The funding plans, worth a total of £3.55 billion across England, were confirmed this week by the Schools Secretary Ed Balls.

Barbara said:

"This funding is a welcome boost for education in Salford and Wigan. Children deserve the very best facilities that we can provide and teachers deserve better classrooms to work in. The extra funding announced by the Schools Secretary will be used to construct new buildings and improve facilities at primary schools across Worsley constituency.

“This huge investment will not only improve the education of our children, but will also help to support jobs in the construction industry and local businesses to fit out the new and refurbished schools.”

“Other political parties are talking about cuts to the school building programme but I believe it is vital that we keep all the investment in rebuilding and refurbishing our schools.”

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