Sunday, July 09, 2017
£2 MILLION INVESTMENT IN BRIGG SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS
North Lincolnshire Council is to invest a further £13.5m to improve school buildings across North Lincolnshire in the next three years.
This brings the total invested in local schools to over £100m in last eight years.
In this latest round of funding, key projects will include: electrical re-wiring, mechanical and heating upgrades, roof replacements, extensions to meet the demand for school places, increasing provision to meet demand for early years places, improving wellbeing in schools, and increasing provision for children with special educational needs.
Further investment will also be provided to meet the demand of 30 hours free childcare for working parents of three and four year olds.
Examples of major refurbishments expected to be completed by 2020 include:
Frodingham Infants School, Scunthorpe - £576,939 for mechanical, electrical and roof maintenance
Scunthorpe CE Primary School - £353,584 for mechanical and electrical maintenance, new roof, new outside area
Enderby Road Infants School, Scunthorpe - £224,952 will be spent on mechanical and electrical maintenance, new windows and entrance.
Frederick Gough School, Scunthorpe - £1.8m will be spent on electrical and mechanical maintenance plus new science lab
Winterton Junior School - £506,351 for mechanical and electrical maintenance and roof maintenance
SIR JOHN NELTHORPE SCHÒOL, BRIGG - £2m on mechanical and electrical maintenance, new roof, internal reorganisation
John Harrison Primary School, Barton-upon-Humber - £188,628 on electrical maintenance
Winterton Children’s Centre - £36,100 for new provision
This is on top of £85.7m already spent on improving and building news schools such as Outwood Grange Brumby, Outwood Grange Foxhills, Melior Community Academy, and THE VALE ACADEMY, BRIGG
Many primary schools have also been improved or rebuilt.
Cllr Rob Waltham, from Brigg, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: "This latest investment will improve our schools further, create more school places and provide free childcare under the government's free child care initiative to help parents go back to work. All this is on top of the money we have already invested and are now reaping the benefits, having rebuilt many schools including in Brigg and Outwood Grange Brumby and Outwood Grange Foxhills. In total, our schools have seen over £100m invested in the last eight years. We continue to be well supported by the Government to continue improving our local schools.
"Having good and outstanding schools and quality housing is a big draw in attracting more people to the area. We are helping stimulate demand by investing heavily in our schools to ultimately give children the best environment to learn and succeed. This is a key priority for us locally."
Cllr David Rose, Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Learning, said: “This is a major investment that will ensure we provide the best possible environment for our children and young people to learn.
“We are committed to providing better outcomes for children; by improving the learning environment and creating more school places, we are giving children every chance to do well in school and beyond.”