Yesterday’s announcement from the Schools Minister David Laws is fantastic news for
and, in particular, in my home Parish. Indian Queens
Cornwall Council made eight applications to the Government’s Targeted Basic Need Programme to provide funding to increase the number of places in schools facing the greatest level of pressure due to rising school numbers.
The Government has confirmed that it will support all eight proposed improvements, though I understand that the financial details have yet to be finalised
The additional funding will allow capital works to proceed to provide a total of 840 new school places in the following schools:
St Petroc’s C of E VA School
The Bishops C of E Primary School
I am delighted that these pressures have been recognised and Cornwall Council has been able to persuade central government to invest improvements at the site.
Cornwall Council is about to submit a planning application for two new classrooms at the School which is funded separately and this investment will fund further improvements that will ensure the School has capacity to offer places to all local children for the long-term.