West Norfolk MP hails school building cash boost

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South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss has warmly welcomed a government pledge of major investment in three of her constituency’s secondary schools.

Downham Academy, Marshland High School in West Walton and the Nicholas Hamond Academy in Swaffham have all been awarded shares of a £2 billion priority building fund for schools, though the exact totals have yet to be confirmed.

Following the announcement, Ms Truss said the announcement, together with funding for future school places, which is expected to be announced in the next few weeks, would help local authorities to plan for the long term and create a stable learning environment for students.

She said: “This is excellent news for Marshland High School, Nicholas Hamond and Downham Academies.

“I supported the various bids for government investment in the building programme and raised it with the Department for Education.

“I am delighted that both the Education Minister and Secretary of State listened to the points I raised and have allocated funding to the schools.”