NEW FUNDING FOR STATE BOARDING SECTOR
Three state boarding schools have benefited from £5m in the Targeted Capital Fund Allocations for 2005-2008.
Brymore School in Somerset will receive the funds to build a completely new boarding house and refurbish an existing one with an end of tenancy clean each term. Lancaster Royal Grammar School will replace existing boarding accomodation, and Burford School will increase its boarding provision.
Melvyn Roffe, Chairman of SBSA, says
“This is a significant shot in the arm for three of the country’s state boarding schools. Each of them are doing an excellent job, and this capital funding will enable them to provide more and better boarding accomodation for students.
The announcement is good news more generally for the state boarding sector. We are delighted that Ministers are supporting our schools and look forward to further funding becoming available in future years. The attraction of state boarding schools has never been greater for parents, and this announcement is an affirmation of the government’s faith that state boarding schools provide a high quality education in a caring environment.”
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