Steve Double MP welcomes funding success for Mid-Cornwall schools

Steve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell and Newquay, has welcomed news that two schools in Mid-Cornwall have been successful in bidding for a share of £433m additional funding from the Government.

St Columb Minor Academy and St Columb Major Academy were both successful in the latest round of bids for Condition Improvement Funding, with monies being allocated to fund improvements in the roofs of the schools and also for fire compartmentalisation in St Columb Minor Academy.

The core priority of Condition Improvement Funding is keeping academy and sixth-form college buildings safe and in good working order. Most CIF funding aims to address issues with significant consequences that other revenue or funding cannot meet. These include issues with poor building condition, building compliance, energy efficiency and health and safety.

Commenting, Steve said:

“I was really pleased to hear of the success of St Columb Minor Academy and St Columb Major Academy in being able to access this additional funding. My congratulations to the teams involved and I look forward to seeing the money drawn down and the work started to improve the facilities for the children and staff alike.”