We are delighted to announce that St Mary’s has been successful in our bid to be one of the 39 post-16 institutions to win part of the Post-16 Capacity Fund. We are extremely excited to use these additional funds in the creation of new classrooms and we can’t wait to put our plans into action.
Minister for Skills, Alex Burghart, had this to say on the Post-16 Fund, “Every young person should have the opportunity to gain the skills they need to reach their goals and go on to have successful careers. This investment will boost capacity so we can make sure there is a place for every 16 to 19-year-old, giving them access to the high-quality learning facilities they need to succeed.”
The Post-16 Capacity Fund is also part of the Government’s plan for net zero carbon emissions by the year 2050, as all successful providers are required to show how their projects will contribute to the mission.
We are very grateful to have been awarded this grant and look forward to putting the fund into advancing our teaching and learning environment.