Steve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell and Newquay, has welcomed successful funding bids made by local academy Newquay Tretherras.
Tretherras has recently been successful with a bid for Priority Schools Building Project, for multi-million pound refurbishment of the school site, as well Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) bids of £395,000 for their Science block refurbishment and £65,000 for fire precaution works.
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 am pleased to see Newquay Tretherras make successful bids for CIF funding as well as their success with a bid for the Priority Schools Building Project. Along with similar successful bids from St Dennis and Bishop Bronscombe schools within our constituency, this is testament to the hard work that they put it in making their applications and I look forward to seeing the improvements made possible by this additional money.”
“Along with the Government’s recent announcement of a review of the national funding formula for schools and the continued move from local authority-run schools to academies, it is clear that the future is looking brighter for Cornish children. I will continue to work with schools in Mid-Cornwall to ensure that they get a fair share of funding that is made available to them and that our children have the best possible start in life.”
Samantha Fairbairn, Headteacher at Newquay Tretherras, has confirmed that practical aspects of the large scale Priority Schools Building Programme have now commenced and the school is currently liaising with the government’s project team on a detailed feasibility study. It is anticipated that this will lead to building designs and planning application over the next 12 months replacing all of the 1950s age buildings. It is too early at this stage to specify exactly what the build programme will entail. Newquay Tretherras has been selected as one of the first wave of schools under the second round of the Priority Schools Building programme (in total some 270 schools nationally) and is very much looking forward to working closely with the DfE on this exciting project and how it will further enhance the education offer to our students.