Three More Nottinghamshire Schools To Benefit From Rebuilding Programme

But Not Bramcote!

Press Release from Nottinghamshire County Council:

Three more schools in Nottinghamshire are set to benefit from the government’s ten-year Rebuilding Schools Programme of projects ranging from replacing or refurbishing individual buildings through to whole school rebuilds.

Yesterday (Monday, 19 July), the government announced a further 50 schools in the second round of the programme, which will receive funding to address buildings in the worst condition across England.

For Nottinghamshire, the three secondary academies which will benefit from a share of the £1bn capital investment are Ashfield School, Kirkby College and Toot Hill (Bingham) School.

Nottinghamshire County Councillor Tracey Taylor, Chairman of the Children and Young People’s Committee stated:

“I’m thrilled that more Nottinghamshire schools have been included in the second round of funding announced. It’s great news for schools in Nottinghamshire, providing much-needed investment, meaning better facilities for our children and young people.

“I met yesterday with the Schools Minister, Rt Hon Nick Gibbs and a local MP, to discuss this announcement. It means that many thousands of our Nottinghamshire young people will benefit from new, modern, energy-efficient school buildings.

“The projects included will provide modern education environments, with new facilities ranging from classrooms and science labs, to sports halls and dining rooms – all high-quality facilities that are fit for purpose for this and future generations of students.

“Nottinghamshire children deserve the very best, and having the right environments makes a real difference to their learning. This programme will help provide better facilities, to support the best possible education for our children and will be a real boost for Nottinghamshire schools.

“We look forward to working with Department of Education and others to bring this announcement to reality as quickly as possible.”

The announcement follows on the heels of two Nottinghamshire schools included in the first round of funding published in February this year.

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