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New £20m scheme launched to improve Welsh schools

The First Minister, Carwyn Jones, and Education Minister, Huw Lewis, are to launch a £20 million a year package of support to boost the performance of up to 40 of Wales' underperforming secondary schools.

£20m scheme launched to improve schools in Wales

The scheme will help secondary schools across the country that are under performing. Credit: PA

A new £20m scheme called 'School Challenge Cymru' will be launched this morning by the First Minister Carwyn Jones and Education Minister Huw Lewis.

It aims to help up to 40 Welsh secondary schools which are under performing and is based around schemes which have already taken place in Manchester and London, which supported schools to help them improve.

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