Low-Performing Areas: Education Funding

Part of Education – in the House of Commons at 2:33 pm on 23rd May 2022.

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Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Secretary of State for Education 2:33 pm, 23rd May 2022

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for his excellent question. I am working to ensure that every school has access to high-speed broadband connectivity by 2025. Priority schools in education improvement areas will be able to access our £150 million programme to upgrade their internal network infrastructure. During the pandemic, as my hon. Friend highlighted from his teachers’ point of view, many children did not have access to technology for learning at home, so we provided devices, wi-fi and data to disadvantaged students to support digital inclusion at home.