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It has taken almost four years to secure the money, helped by MP Nusrat Ghani and her team.
An East Sussex school is delighted to have secured £1.3 million for building upgrades via the government's highly competitive Condition Improvement Fund (CIF).
Wealden MP Nusrat Ghani and her team have been instrumental in supporting Beacon Academy on a long journey of almost four years to secure funds.
The school has been awarded a total of £1,395,496 to improve the roof at its Sixth Form Centre and continuing upgrades to the fire alarm system on both their sites.
Headteacher Anna Robinson said: “I am extremely grateful for the support from Nus and the teamwork it has taken to get to this stage.
"These improvements will make a huge difference to not only our students, but the students who attend Grove Park School on both of our Beacon Academy sites. It’s a good day for Crowborough, good day for Wealden and I look forward to cracking on and securing more support or our communities. I want to ensure that every child in Wealden gets the same education funding and opportunities as pupils across East Sussex and the rest of the country, and I will continue to lobby the government to ensure better and fairer education funding.”
Nusrat Ghani said:
“I am absolutely thrilled about this brilliant news. Along with my team I have been campaigning for two long years on behalf of Beacon Academy and it has been a long journey of many meetings with the Education Department. After another extraordinary academic year, the confirmation of this success was much-needed good news for Beacon Academy. The boost in funding will ensure that students can thrive in an improved environment and better facilities, enabling them to fulfil their potential.