Schools in Hastings will benefit from a £450,000 cash boost as part of Opportunity Area funding coming to Hastings and Rye.
Today MP Amber Rudd will visit schools across her constituency following the announcement that Hastings will receive £450,000 to boost attendance.
Ms Rudd said: “People in Hastings and Rye should know I will always fight for the very best deal for them, taking their concerns and needs to the heart of Government so they get the best possible service from Government.
“I want young people in our towns to be excited about going to school and I believe that this will go a long way towards increasing attendance.
“Success in life starts early with a good education, so it is good that our pupils will get support to make the most of their time at school.
“The money will help thousands of children and parents in Hastings and Rye.”
Ms Rudd has been pushing for better education facilities for the young people of Hastings. She regularly meets with the Opportunity Area Board and has invited the Education Secretary Damian Hinds to her constituency to showcase the benefits secured by the additional funding.
Ms Rudd was at Baird Primary Academy this morning as part of the National School Breakfast Programme which is designed to give pupils the best start to the day with a healthy breakfast. The National School Breakfast Programme operates in 1,775 schools and focusses on the 12 Opportunity Areas throughout the country.
- Schools that will benefit from the funding are:
- Christchurch CE Primary School
- Ark Castledown
- All Saints CE Primary Academy
- Torfield and Saxon Mount Academies
- Ark Alexandra
- New Horizons
- The Fellowship of St Nicholas (nurseries)
- Dudley Infant Academy
- The Baird Primary Academy
- Silverdale Primary Academy
- Hollington Primary Academy
- Robsack Wood Primary Academy
- West St Leonards Primary Academy
- Churchwood Primary Academy
- St Leonards Academy
- The Hastings Academy
- Ore Village Primary
- St Leonards CE Primary Academy