Cornwall Council has been awarded £32,299m as part of the national Basic Need Capital allocations to provide new school places between 2015 and 2017. The amount allocated for 2015-17 is significantly higher than the amount we have received in previous years (£1.2M per year in 2013 and 2014).
This is very good news for Cornwall, as this funding means that we can now plan effectively to provide much-needed school places to meet the increasing number of children requiring school places in Cornwall.
Cornwall Council will now be formulating plans for expansion of some schools and consider potential creation of news schools where evidence indicates that are needed most, with Cornwall Council working with schools and partners to identify how these places can be created.
This is just one of today’s three good news story for children and young people in Cornwall.