Labour councillors disappointed just one Wandsworth school to benefit from new scheme
1:23pm Sunday 3rd June 2012 in News
Labour councillors are disappointed that just one Wandsworth school is to benefit from the Priority School Building Programme.
Last week it was revealed Chestnut Grove school would be the only school in the borough to receive funding under the new scheme, despite other Wandsworth schools being in need of maintenance and repair.
Cllr Sheila Boswell, Wandsworth Labour’s spokesperson for Education said: "Whilst funding for Chestnut Grove is to be welcomed, many other schools in Wandsworth are also in grave need of investment in their buildings; the kind of investment they would have received under Labour.
"Elliott School is in very poor repair, as are Graveney School and Battersea Park School. Both were due to be helped under Labour’s Building Schools for the Future Programme – now all are losing out under this Government.
"This shows the Coalition's lack of commitment to investing in education, leaving schools in conditions barely adequate to teach in. This despite the fact we know pressure on schools is growing, as more and more pupils each year are applying for places.
"Labour in Wandsworth want parents to have real choice of great Wandsworth schools, but this choice is diminished when certain schools are left in poor condition. Unlike the Conservatives, Labour would make this a priority".