£42m of repairs outstanding in Northamptonshire schoolsPosted: April 16, 2013
It was recently reported that children face being taught in overcrowded classrooms with leaky roofs because of a £3.6 billion”black hole” in the budget for school repairs.
It has now emerged that the estimated cost of outstanding repairs on schools across Northamptonshire stands at over £42m.
Since 2010 the Government has slashed the funding for school buildings by sixty per cent and I am worried about the effects this is having on schools our local schools.
The last government invested in our children and built new schools like Corby Business Academy and Tresham College, where students are both attaining high grades and developing the personal skills required for the world of work.
With outstanding repairs totalling more than £42m in the county children are having to have lessons in classrooms that are crumbling, overcrowded and that are too cold in the winter, yet too hot in the summer. It is time that David Cameron got a grip on this crisis before it gets any worse.