Funding for schools in Thornbury, Yate and the surrounding villages will see a large increase in funding from next year,
As part of the Government commitment to increase school funding to at least £5,000 a year each secondary school pupil, and at least £4,000 for each primary school pupil, South Gloucestershire schools are set to receive a large boost.
£2.6 billion is also being made available for school places for children with special educational needs and disabilities. This more than triples the current capital funding levels to over £900 million by 2024/25.
Local MP Luke Hall has welcomed South Gloucestershire Council's 2022/23 budget for school investment, which will see an extra £7.3 million shared between schools, a 6.6 per cent increase, bringing the total spend to £191 million in the coming year.
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In addition to this increase funding, Luke is continuing to press for key projects ion our community, and has welcomed the following commitments from the Council:
- Almost £5 million to build new Sixth Form, maths and science facilities at Castle School in Thornbury; and £3.7 million to make a range of improvements at Marlwood School in Alveston. Both of these schools are run by CSET Multi Academy Trust and this spending next year will bring the investment in these projects to a total of £14.9 million to deliver additional school places and improved facilities.
- £4.9 million to provide additional school places to meet growing demand from new neighbourhoods in North Yate
- Commitments to deliver new Primary and Secondary Schools in Lyde Green with more than £7.5 million allocated in the 2022/23 Budget for the new Primary School build, with Government funding set to be agreed to deliver the Secondary School
Luke said, "Our Positive Plan for Schools and Education will see us continue to invest in our local schools, to ensure our children get the best possible standard of education. Improving school standards in South Gloucestershire is an absolute priority, so pupils have the best learning environments possible."