With more young people continuing their education or starting skills training the Government has set aside £83 million to provide extra teaching space for school and colleges to suport this. The money will help to provide new classromms and science labs and supports the Government plans to transform post-16 education and training. Thirty-nine post-16 education providers including, The Henley College, have received awards from the £83 million fund, which will be used to build new classrooms, science labs, and extend teaching facilities.
John said: “While talent is spread evenly across the country, opportunity is not. Admissions should not be limited by the size of classrooms, but by the calibre of students and applicants. That is why I am grateful for the Government’s support for The Henley College from their investment of £83 million in extra teaching space for students across England. By boosting teaching space we can increase the number of students able to continue with their education or receive the skills they need to fulfil their potential as we build back better.”
Sixth form colleges, further education colleges, 16-19 academies, free schools, and a university technical college, will all benefit from the extra investment. The extra space will help them increase their admissions in 2022 or 2023.
The Post-16 Capacity Fund is part of a wider programme of significant, long-term investment in the buildings and facilities the country needs to deliver world class skills to students.