Schools given £28m Government funding

Brighouse High School
Brighouse High School

Brighouse and Rastrick schools are set for a share of £28 million of Government money being invested into facilities across the country.

More than eighty academies and sixth form colleges across Yorkshire and the Humber will receive a share of the funding in 2015-16 for school building improvements and expansion projects.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and Schools Minister David Laws confirmed that £367 million will be invested in 2015 -16 for 1,089 academies and sixth form colleges across England to tackle building condition issues or to support expansions as part of the government’s Condition Improvement Fund (CIF).

Brighouse High School will use funding for site electrical power supply improvements.

St John’s Primary Academy will have re-roofing works at its Clifton site and work will be carried out atField Lane Primary School, Rastrick, on replacing heating distribution pipes and electrics.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said: “As part of our long term economic plan we have continued to invest in school buildings so thousands of pupils are taught in new schools and classrooms.

“The money provided through the condition improvement fund will help ensure that even more children have access to the best possible facilities and learn in an environment that gives them the knowledge and skills to succeed in the global race.”

Schools Minister David Laws added: “To create a stronger economy and a fairer society it is crucial that we invest in education, so that every child has a fair start in life.”