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Schools to get cash for building improvements

Schools across Surrey will receive government funding to improve their buildings.

Applications to upgrade facilities have been approved as part of the Priority Schools Building Programme.

The news came just before Surrey was awarded more than £41 million in extra funding over the next two years for a ‘significant and unexpected’ increase in demand for school places.

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning Linda Kemeny said: “A lot of hard work has been put in on this so I’m pleased that the effort has paid off.

“From Cranleigh to Weybridge and Redhill to Staines this paves the way for improvements in school buildings, which I welcome wholeheartedly, but we’re still short of the money we need to create all the school places needed to meet ever growing demand.

“While the extra £41 million we have just been allocated is an important step in the right direction, it doesn’t solve the problem of plugging the funding gap.”

More information can be found in a Department for Education press release.

Details of the successful schools can be found by clicking on the red pins on the map below.

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