Trust Wins More than £1.6 million in Condition Improvement Funding

By Sam Kail-Dyke – Wessex Learning Trust

The Wessex Learning Trust is delighted to announce its success in securing more than £1.6 million in government funding to improve five of our school sites.

The money comes from the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF),
an annual bidding round for academies which funds significant condition needs
in order to keep education provider buildings safe and in good working order.
The Wessex Learning Trust has secured funding for five projects which will help
transform schools, and safeguard the future of our learner’s education.

The largest award was earned by Weare First School, who
gained more than £500,000 to improve weather tightness in their main school block,
ensuring the continuation of a warm and welcoming environment for their
learners. Other awards went to Brent Knoll Primary School, Hugh Sexey Middle
School and Wedmore First School, as well as the Kings of Wessex Academy, for
the updating/replacement of Mobile classrooms, Heating, and Fire Safety systems
respectively.

We are very proud to have been selected for this funding,
and believe it demonstrates an investment in our belief in providing an
outstanding education to all, from 2 to 19.

Chief Executive, Gavin Ball, commented:

“The success of our CIF bids is wonderful news for the Trust, which guarantees the future of our schools and their exceptional teaching for the long term. It will ensure that our already world class schools can continue to improve and provide for generations of children to come”

Chief Executive, Gavin Ball

We cannot wait to share the progress of these projects with
you, and hope our children will enjoy the improved and modernised facilities
which the funding will provide them with.

More details on the outcomes of the CIF Bids can be found on the gov.uk website here