St Ambrose Parish Primary School in Woodend will get a $1.5 million upgrade if the Liberal Party wins this month’s state election.

Opposition education spokesman Tim Smith said the funding, part of the Liberals’ commitment of $400 million to upgrade non-government schools, was a huge win for the school.

“I am delighted to be able to announce this $1.5 million investment in St Ambrose School,” Mr Smith said.

“We want to work with non-government schools to give all Victorian families choice in education.”

School principal Desmond Noack welcomed the commitment, saying funding was essential to ensure the school’s pupils received the best possible education.

“The funding will provide students with the facilities they need,” Mr Noack said.

Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said that with population growth limiting parent choices of schools, it had never been more important to support all three tiers of the school system across the state.

“I will get back in control of education by building the schools and classrooms we need, whether they be Catholic, independent or government schools,” Mr Guy said.