The Federal Government has announced that 16 schools for special purposes (SSP)  in New South Wales will share in $80 million in reallocated funding  as part of the Primary Schools for the 21st Century (P21) element of the Federal Government's Build the Education Revolution initiative.


The funding was announced following an agreement struck between the State and Federal Government.


P21 is the largest component of the BER, providing funding to primary schools, special schools and K-12 schools for the building or renewing of large-scale infrastructure works like libraries, multipurpose halls and classrooms.


“I’m thrilled these funds will be targeted to the schools that need it most. This is what the BER is all about − delivering the best possible outcomes for school communities," State Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli said


SSPs cater for students from Pre-school to Year 12, who require extensive levels of support because of their physical, intellectual, sensory or behavioural learning needs.