Boris Johnson has welcomed the news that five schools across Uxbridge and South Ruislip are set to benefit from improved school facilities, thanks to additional funding as part of the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF).
The CIF is an annual bidding round for eligible academies, sixth-form colleges and VA schools to apply for capital funding. The Department for Education (DfE) has recently published the CIF 2021 to 2022 outcome. This will provide funding of almost £483m for 1,466 projects at 1,199 academies, sixth-form colleges and voluntary aided schools.
Schools set to benefit in Uxbridge and South Ruislip are:
- Cowley St Laurence CofE Primary School
- Queensmead School
- Moorcroft School
- St Matthew's CofE Primary School
- Uxbridge High School
Many of the projects funded by CIF will lead to improved classrooms, more energy efficient buildings and will reduce energy bills for schools – helping to meet the government’s net zero target.
Commenting, Boris said: “I am very pleased that more local schools are set to benefit from extra funding to help maintain and improve their school estate. Schools are the centres of our communities and both pupils and staff need to have up-to-date classrooms to learn and work in, that’s why the government is spending £1.8 Billion this year alone to improve school buildings.”
More information on CIF, including the full list of successful projects can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/condition-improvement-fund-2021-to-2022-outcome