Maggie Throup welcomes increased funding for school buildings in Erewash


Maggie Throup has welcomed the news that Wilsthorpe Community School will receive funding to improve its school buildings. The Government’s priority school building programme targets schools in most need of repair. This money will be used to ensure that Wilsthorpe Community School has the facilities to deliver the best education, so that pupils can fulfil their potential and get on in life.

Maggie Throup commented: “Families in Erewash 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 Wilsthorpe Community School 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 Erewash will feel the direct benefit of our plan, and will get the investment in their education that they deserve.”

Prime Minister David Cameron said: “Delivering great schools that can inspire future generations and give them the skills they need to thrive is central to our long term economic plan for Britain.

“Conservatives including Maggie Throup are working hard to ensure that we provide an education system in Erewash that will help children succeed in life.

“And it’s thanks to the difficult decisions we’ve made and the strong economy that we’ve built that we can continue to invest in education. Which is why today we are committing to rebuild and modernise hundreds of schools across the country - giving children a place to fulfil their potential and secure a better, brighter future.”