Team Lopez – Julia Lopez MP has welcomed the outcome of the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2021-2022 round. The Education Secretary has announced almost £483 million for 1,466 projects at 1,199 academies, sixth-form colleges and voluntary aided schools.
Julia was delighted to learn that the following schools have benefitted in Hornchurch and Upminster:
- Hall Mead School
- The Campion School
- Emerson Park Academy
- Sanders School
- Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School
- Redden Court School
The Department has explained that the core priority of CIF is keeping eligible academy, sixth-form college and voluntary aided school buildings safe and in good working order.
Most CIF funding aims to address issues with significant consequences that revenue or Devolved Formula Capital funding cannot meet. These include issues with poor building condition, building compliance, energy efficiency and health and safety.
Local authorities, large multi-academy trusts and large voluntary aided school bodies, such as dioceses, instead receive a School Condition Allocation to invest in condition priorities across their schools.
CIF also supports a small proportion of expansion projects for Ofsted-rated good or outstanding academies, sixth-form colleges and voluntary aided schools that need to expand their existing facilities and/or floor space to either increase the number of admissions in the main year of entry or address overcrowding.
As in previous rounds, the fund was heavily oversubscribed so only those projects that demonstrated a high project need and aligned with CIF priorities have been funded. More information on CIF, including the full list of successful projects published today can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/condition-improvement-fund-2021-to-2022-outcome