Schools land share of £100m
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.”