£18m of Government Money for Eight Cornish Primary Schools

The (near) end of the week has resulted in some fantastic news for Cornwall and Cornwall Council from the Schools Minister, David Laws. This is the award of £18m in funding under the Targeted Basic Needs Programme.

This money will provide 840 new school places in the following eight schools:

Indian Queens Community Primary School and Nursery
Mount Hawke Academy
Nanpean Community Primary School
Pondhu Primary School
St Columb Minor Academy
St Petroc’s C of E VA School
The Bishops C of E Primary School
Treleigh Community Primary School

I feel this is brilliant news for the Council after all the hard work in submitting the bid. Amazingly, all eight schools were successful. The Council knows that there has been an increasing pressure on places in a number of areas on Cornwall. This money will enable the schools and council to create more places in these schools.

Well done to everyone involved.

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