Cash awarded for school repairs

Schools have been given extra cash funding to help pay for repairs to the buildings.

Derbyshire County Council has awarded schools throughout the county with £16.73million funding to pay for improvements.

Highfields Lower School was provided with £220,000 to pay for rewiring and Tansley Primary School was given £110,000 for new heating.

Anthony Gell School received £165,000 to replace cladding and roofing and £198,000 to replace rotten windows.

Lady Manners School was awarded £180,000 to replace the flat roof of the technology block and £200,000 for new aluminium windows.

Cllr Mike Longden, the county council’s cabinet member for education, said: “This funding is a real shot in the arm for schools all over Derbyshire.

“While the funding we have doesn’t allow us to carry out all the schemes we would like it will still enable us to make a massive difference to the learning environment for thousands of pupils.

“We have given priority to those buildings that are in the worst condition or where improvements are needed for health and safety reasons.”