Michael Tomlinson welcomes increased funding for school buildings in Mid Dorset and North Poole

Michael has welcomed the news that Corfe Hills, Poole Grammar and St Michaels, Colehill will all receive funding to improve the school buildings. This is part of an extra £367 million that the government has allocated for investment in buildings at over one thousand schools across the country. The condition improvement fund targets schools that need additional money for repairs, or to help them expand.  Investment in the schools is key to our long-term plan for education - our aim is that every child will have a good-quality place in a local school. As part of this, £18 billion has been made available for investment in schools in England over this Parliament - more than double the amount Labour spent in its first two terms combined.  Michael, who is a governor at a local school and helped with Corfe Hills Young Enterprise Scheme last year commented: ‘Families in Mid Dorset deserve local schools with facilities that provide the best learning environment.  It is great news that, thanks to the difficult decisions this Government has taken to deal with our deficit, it has been possible to fund this boost for Corfe Hills, Poole Grammar and St Michaels, Colehill and address the needs of our children.  ‘As part of our long-term economic plan, we are delivering the best schools and skills for young people, with a million more children in schools rated good or outstanding than 2010. This announcement means that pupils in Mid Dorset and North Poole will feel the direct benefit of our plan, and will get the investment in their education that they deserve.’