James at the Education Select Committee
James at the Education Select Committee

James Frith MP today asked Academies Minister, Lord Agnew, to meet with him to discuss capital funding for a rebuild of Tottington High School.

The school was set for a rebuild under Labour’s Building Schools for the Future programme, but the scheme was scrapped in 2010 by the incoming government and funding has not been made available since.

James put his question to the Minister at the Education Select Committee today, citing the condition of the school and the dire need for investment to deliver a new school building.

The Minister agreed to meet with James and representatives of the school to discuss the issue.

James said:

“Tottington High missed out when Building Schools for the Future was scrapped. The new school should be 9 years old now, instead we’ve got a building not fit for purpose. I’m pleased the Minister agreed to meet with me and representatives from the school and I’ll be campaigning vigorously to ensure we get the funding we need to build a school matching our aspirations for the children and young people it serves in Bury and Tottington.”

Watch my exchange with the Minister

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