Schools land share of £100m

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A SEC­ONDARY school is cel­e­brat­ing af­ter scoop­ing a share of a £100m pot for re­build­ing or re­fur­bish­ment.

Roy­ton and Cromp­ton School suc­cess­fully bid for fund­ing un­der the sec­ond phase of the gov­ern­ment’s Pri­or­ity School Build­ing Pro­gramme.

It is among 277 schools across the coun­try to ben­e­fit af­ter be­ing judged to be in the great­est need of re­pair. Some will see build­ings re­paired, while oth­ers could be de­mol­ished and built again.

Schools min­is­ter David Laws an­nounced the news this week dur­ing a whis­tle-stop visit to the re­gion to see what a dif­fer­ence the cash would make.

He said: “In the next cou­ple of weeks, we’ll be send­ing staff from the Depart­ment for Ed­u­ca­tion to look at the is­sues at each of the schools.

“This is an in­vest­ment in pupils, teach­ers and the com­mu­nity. It’s not right that in this day and age young peo­ple are be­ing ed­u­cated in schools that are not up to scratch.”

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