School Minister Nick Gibb Visits Oaklands Catholic School to Welcome New Investment for School Build
Schools Minister Nick Gibb has welcomed investment for refurbished classrooms after a visit to Oaklands Catholic School in Waterlooville, organised by Havant MP Alan Mak.
The Minister observed lessons, met teachers and students and launched building work for a £1.2 million improvement works project. The investment came from the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund to refurbish the Newman Block, which is part of the Education Department’s continued capital investment into schools.
Alan said he had invited the Minister back to the constituency, having previously visited Havant Academy.
“Backing local schools and students is one of my top priorities, and I’m delighted they’re receiving more funding. It was great to welcome the Minister to launch work on an exciting new refurbishment project at Oaklands School. Projects such as these show the Government’s continued commitment to improving school facilities in our area.”
“While I am encouraged by the Government’s decision to boost the core school budgets by £1.3 billion next year, I’m going to continue to lobby hard in Westminster to ensure schools in Havant get a fair share. That’s why I invited the Minister to Havant for the second time, so he could speak directly with local headteachers and understand the needs of our constituency.”
Oakland's headteacher, Matthew Quinn, said he was delighted to welcome the Minister and Alan Mak to the school and is looking forward to participating in the new refurbishment project.
Alan is passionate about education and will continue with his campaigns to ensure critical educational issues will always be addressed.