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MP welcomes £33.6m for new school places in Norfolk

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon has welcomed the announcement of Government plans to invest £33.6 million in creating more school places in Norfolk.

This is part of a wider investment of £2.35 billion on school places in England, in addition to the £5 billion that is already being spent in this parliament.

Mr Bacon said:

“It is great news for young people, both in my constituency and across Norfolk, that this Government has found extra funding to ensure every child has a place at school so that they can fulfil their potential.

“This is the first time that councils have had three-year allocations of funding to spend on school places.  This will help to provide Norfolk County Council with added stability and allow greater certainty when planning ahead to ensure that every child has a school place.

“This is very good news which will cheer parents, teachers, governors and anyone who cares about education in Norfolk”.

2 January 2014