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£2 million spend on borough schools approved

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An investment of more than £2 million on improvements at borough schools has been approved by council chiefs.

Plans to spend the government’s School Condition Grant for 2019/20 on urgent work at 15 local authority-run schools were given the green light at a meeting of the ruling cabinet last night. (Thu)

It will cover replacement roofing at Cotwall End Primary, Fairhaven Primary, Maidensbridge Primary and Peter’s Hill Primary to the total tune of £885,000.

Nearly £350,000 will be spent replacing windows at The Dormston School and Gig Mill Primary, while St Marks C of E Primary and Thorns Primary will get boiler replacements totalling £230,000.

Dingle Primary School will get a replacement heating system (£225,000) and the curtain wall will be replaced at Howley Grange Primary for £160,000.

Works are also planned at Amblecote Primary, Church of the Ascension Primary, Wollescote Primary, Alder Coppice Primary and Ham Dingle Primary.

Councillor Ruth Buttery, cabinet member for children and young people, said:

I welcome the approval of this significant spend, which will go on priority works that have been identified at 15 schools in the borough.
It’s important that our school buildings are in the best possible condition they can be, to provide effective learning environments for our children to blossom.
This money will allow us to make real improvements, and signals our intent to invest in children and the future of our borough.

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