Bridgwater College gets new money
Bridgwater College is to be the biggest winner in Somerset from a new government fund. The money (£200m in total) will be used “to repair and refurbish buildings and campuses so they continue to be great places to learn for the local communities they serve“.
Bridgwater College is to receive a total of £1.484m. Talking to The Leveller®, Ian Liddell Grainger, MP for Bridgwater and West Somerset said “This really is fabulous news for Bridgwater. Over the last few years the college’s réputation has grown largely as a result of the excellent results it is achieving across a huge range of subjects.
Those results are partly as a result of students responding to inspiring levels of enthusiasm among the staff and it is only right that we should spend whatever we can afford to create a more attractive, comfortable and well- equipped teaching environment for staff and students alike”
The new funding anticipates the publication of a White Paper this autumn setting out plans to build a high-quality further education system that will provide the skills that individuals, employers and the economy need to grow and thrive.
Yeovil College is also to be awarded £530k under the scheme.
This is promised as initial funding to get work started. There is apparently to be further funding delivered over the next five years. For now, when that will be and how much remains unclear.