FOUR schools on the Isle of Wight will receive a financial boost from government to help with urgent repairs or upgrades.
Carisbrooke College, Christ the King College, Oakfield CE primary School and Ryde Academy will all receive capital funding from the Government's £2billion Priority School Building Programme fund,
They are among 261 schools nationally to be told they will receive funding, following a statement from the education secretary Michael Gove today (Thursday).
Island MP, Andrew Turner, welcomed the Government's decision.
"Successful teaching is more related to what goes on in the classroom rather than whether it takes place in a modern building, however up-to-date facilities help.
"I am very pleased that four Island schools have made successful bids for support – particularly as there are many schools, particularly in inner-city areas, that have had a great deal of funding under the previous government.
"This is further evidence that this Conservative led government is taking notice of the Island’s needs and I welcome the announcement from the Secretary of State, Michael Gove MP," he said.