North Lincolnshire Council is investing more money in North Lincolnshire schools.
Between 2017 and 2020, the council is investing £14m to improve education buildings from pre-schools and children’s centres to secondary schools.
Some schools have already benefited, while others are set to be improved.
The investment includes a new pre-school at Barrow (John Harrison school site) – children have now moved in and an official opening is being planned.
Work has started on building an extension at Oakfield Primary to provide nursery accommodation and work is now complete on St Martin’s at Owston Ferry which has a new extension to the hall.
Others benefiting this financial year (April 2017 to March 2018) are:
- Sir John Nelthorpe School, Brigg, Killingholme and Leys Farm Junior – roof improvements
- Frodingham Infants, Enderby Road Infants, Sir John Nelthorpe, Frederick Gough and Goxhill Primary – mechanical and heating improvements
- Scunthorpe CE Primary, Althorpe and Keadby Primary, Sir John Nelthorpe, Frederick Gough, Bottesford Junior, John Harrison Primary and Winterton – electrical improvements
- Refurbishment work to support the relocation of Little Rascals pre-school on Riddings, Scunthorpe
- Extend day care provision at West Street Children’s Centre in Scunthorpe
- Extend Manor Farm Children’s Centre to support the relocation of Priory Lane pre-school
Coun Rob Waltham (Brigg & Wolds), Leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “This is a major programme of work that will benefit many schools in our area and improves outcomes for children and young people.
“It will provide more nursery and school places to meet demand of our growing population.
“Not only will it improve our school buildings for years to come, it will create jobs and training opportunities, encourage more people to live and stay in North Lincolnshire.”