Cash given to schools for minor repairs
THE county council has published a list of how much each Derbyshire school has been given for minor repairs. The funding totals £2.14 million for 2018-2019.
Derbyshire County Council can ask that schools use some of this funding for major projects, such as new classrooms. It also expects academies to contribute towards improvement projects.
The authority is given the money, called a Devolved Formula Capital grant, from central government. The amount the council then hands to schools is based on the number of pupils each had at the start of the previous year.
Each school is given a fixed amount of £4,000, with an extra £11.25 per primary pupil, £16.88 per secondary student and £33.75 per pupil with special needs.
Voluntary-assisted schools are given a fixed rate of £4,300, with an extra £12.15 per primary pupil, £18.23 per secondary student and £36.45 for every child with special educational needs.
A report on the funding states: “The Department for Education views Devolved Formula Capital as a means of addressing the backlog of problems that still exists in schools.” All minor repair schemes are monitored by the council and its officers lend advice to ensure the money is spent well.
On average nursery schools tend to receive around £4,500 each year for minor repair work. Meanwhile, the average amount primary schools receive varies quite widely with an average stretching from a low £5,000 to a mid £6,000.
Secondaries also vary widely due to the relative size of each school, with an average of around £18,000, with special schools and support centres receiving an average of £6,700.
The schools which will be receiving local authority cash in South Derbyshire are:
■ Church Broughton CofE Primary School, £5,035.00
■ Church Gresley Infant and Nursery School, £7,728.25
■ Coton-in-the-Elms Cof E Primary School, £5,316.25
■ Doveridge Primary £4,967.50
■ Elmsleigh Infant and Nursery School, £6,193.98 Primary School, School,
■ Etwall Primary School, £7,138.75
■ Eureka Primary School, £5,530.00
■ Fairmeadows Foundation Primary School, £6,502.00
■ Hartshorne CofE Primary School ,£5,170.00
■ Hilton Primary School, £13,254.25
■ Linton Primary School, £6,868.75
■ Melbourne Infant School, £6,216.25
■ Netherseal St Peter’s CofE (C) Primary School, £4,832.50
■ Newhall Community School, £7,858.75
■ Newhall Infant School, £7,269.25
■ Newton Primary School, £5,620.00
■ Overseal Primary School, £6,317.50
■ Repton Primary School ,£6,621.25
■ Stanton Primary School, £5,012.50
■ Sudbury Primary School, £4,641.25
■ Walton-on-Trent £5,464.75
■ Woodville CofE Junior School, £7,712.50
■ Woodville Infant School, £6,688.75
Secondary schools under local authority control
■ William £18,023.13 Junior CofE Primary Allitt School, Junior School, School School,
Water on the roof of William Allitt School in Newhall. Primary schools