Harlow’s MP, Robert Halfon, has consistently lobbied the Government on behalf of many schools for this specific funding, as well as for more day-to-day funding for schools across Harlow. In the recent Budget, the Chancellor announced that every school in Harlow will see a per pupil funding increase over the next three years.
Commenting on the £23 million investment, Mr Halfon said: “I have worked hard since I was first elected to champion education and apprenticeships in our town. I know that there is still much more that needs to be done, but I am pleased that £23 million has been invested to improve school facilities in Harlow. This Government money is not just about school buildings, but about ensuring that every child in Harlow has the opportunity to climb the education ladder of opportunity.
"I pay tribute to the incredible teachers and support staff who have worked hard to put together the bids that have been successful and who do so much to support Harlow's young people.
“This also comes on top of the news earlier this year that the Government will be rebuilding Burnt Mill Academy, increasing per pupil funding for every school and investing even more into our amazing Harlow College.
“These investments are yet more proof that we are building an even better Harlow with a new hospital, £81 million new junction 7a, the £23.7 million Town Deal, the £27 million Enterprise Zones, our Innovation Park and by extending the education ladder of opportunity. I will continue to work hard in Parliament to secure more Government investment into our town.”
The funding break down per year can be found below: