New funding to pay for new hall roof for school

Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Primary School, Sleaford. EMN-150330-114800001

Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Primary School, Sleaford. EMN-150330-114800001

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A Sleaford primary school will be among 16 schools and academies in Lincolnshire to benefit from a share of £38 million being provided by the Government for building improvements and expansion projects across the East Midlands in 2015-16.

In all, £367 million will be invested in 2015-16 for 1,089 academies and sixth-form colleges across England as part of the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund announced last week.

Sarah Weldon, head teacher of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School in Sleaford, said they will receive a share of the money for re-roofing work.

Mrs Weldon explained they made their bid in December to the Education Funding Agency for a new hall roof. “Our hall roof has had a number of leaks over recent years and we have only been able to mend them with patching to the roof,” she said. “This successful bid allows us to renew the whole roof, which is the original one from when the school was built in 1974, including new skylights along the corridor and replacing the unsightly ceiling tiles that have been stained when the roof has leaked. The governors and I are delighted with this successful outcome and look forward to the work taking place in the near future.”

Education secretary Nicky Morgan said: “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.”