Cash given to schools for mi­nor re­pairs

Burton Mail - - News - By ED­DIE BISKNELL Lo­cal democ­racy re­porter ed­[email protected]­plc.com @Ed­dieBisk

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

■ Eg­gin­ton

£4,765.00

■ 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

■ Mel­bourne

£6,947.50

■ 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

■ Willing­ton

,£6,407.50

■ 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

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