Mary Robinson MP, Member of Parliament for Cheadle, has welcomed the announcement from the Department for Education that Bramhall High School has been added to the School Rebuilding Programme following Mary’s successful campaign after RAAC was discovered at the school.
Today, 8 February 2024, the Department for Education have released a list of 119 schools which have been deemed eligible to be added to the list of schools to have one or more blocks rebuilt or refurbished in the School Rebuilding Programme, including Bramhall High School in Cheadle Constituency.
Mary Robinson MP started the campaign for Bramhall High School to be added to the School Rebuilding Programme after extensive RAAC was discovered causing severe disruption to the education of pupils who attend the school.
After calling for Bramhall High School to be included in a new build programme in the House of Commons in recent months, Mary welcomed Minister Baroness Barran to the school and had the opportunity to show her the poor condition that the school is in. Mary also wrote to the Schools Minister, Damian Hinds MP, to ask for urgent steps to be taken to provide a long-term solution to the issues at Bramhall High.
Already Cheadle Constituency has seen schools such as Thorn Grove Primary included in the national Schools Rebuilding Programme with Moorfield Primary also selected as one of the latest 239 schools that will be rebuilt or substantially refurbished as part of the fourth round of the Government’s School Rebuilding Programme.
Cheadle Hulme High School, Royal School Manchester and Royal College Manchester (Seashell Trust) have also been awarded grants by the Department for Education in today’s announcement providing funds to remove the RAAC.
Commenting, Mary Robinson MP said:
“I am delighted that Bramhall High School has been selected as one of 119 schools to be included in the Schools Rebuilding Programme. After starting the campaign for Bramhall High School to be included last year I am pleased the Government has backed my campaign.”
Commenting, Secretary of State for Education Gillian Keegan MP said:
“Nothing is more important to me than the safety of every child and member of staff in school. We will continue to work closely with schools and colleges as we take the next step to permanently remove RAAC from affected buildings. I want to thank all schools, colleges and local authorities who have worked tirelessly with the department to ensure all children remain in face-to-face education.”