Matthew congratulates schools on funding bid

Matthew has congratulated three local schools which have successfully bid for project funding from the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF).

CIF is an annual bidding round for academies and sixth-form colleges to apply for capital funding. The core priority of CIF is keeping academy and sixth-form college buildings safe and in good working order. CIF also supports a small amount of expansion projects for Ofsted-rated good or outstanding academies and sixth-form colleges that need to expand their existing facilities.

This year's bidding round received requests for more than £1.3 billion for over 3800 projects. Following assessment of applications, £466 million for 1,435 projects at 1,184 academies and sixth-form colleges has been announced.

The list of successful project bidders in the Hendon constituency includes Hendon School for whole block replacement, Mill Hill County High School for classroom block replacement and Independent Jewish State School for replacement of flat roofs.

Matthew said: "As in previous rounds, the fund was heavily oversubscribed so only those projects which demonstrated a high project need and aligned with CIF priorities could be funded. I congratulate Hendon School, Mill Hill County High School and Independent Jewish Day School on successfully demonstrating the need for their schools."

More information on CIF, including the full list of successful projects published can be found here: www.gov.uk/condition-improvement-fund.