THE GOVERNMENT has recently announced which schools in Crowthorne are set to receive funding for improvements.

The schools have been allocated it's share of the £434 million investment into improving education facilities across the country.

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Commenting, James Sunderland MP said: "Coronavirus has taken a toll on us all, not least our children, who have been kept from their friends, their teachers and their schools.

"As we exit lockdown we must focus on getting children back to school – and ensure that schools have the facilities and classrooms they need to support the high-quality education our children deserve.

"This funding will help ensure all children have the very best possible schools and education, enabling them to gain all the knowledge and skills they need for success."

The schools set for additional funding include Edgbarrow School, Crowthorne, with improvements to fire safety, fire alarm improvement, improvements to windows, doors and similar work, as well as Hatch Ride Primary School, Crowthorne, with improvements to primary heating and hot water plant replacement.

The government also announced plans to improve Maiden Erlegh School, Earley, with fire safety improvement works, The Forest School, Winnersh, by refurbishing the English block, and Earley st Peter's CofE Primary School, by moving replacing hot water equipment.

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Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson said: "My number-one focus will always be to make sure every student has access to excellent education and training.

"Replacing and upgrading poor condition school and college buildings with modern, energy efficient designs will give our students and teachers the environment they deserve, and support them to maximise their potential.

"As we look forward to this September and all children returning to school, we can be assured that for years to come this country’s education system will drive opportunity and prosperity for all."