More than 120 academies and sixth-form colleges across the East Midlands - including 16 in Lincolnshire - will receive a share of £38 million in 2015-16 for school building improvements and expansion projects, it has been announced.
In all, £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.
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 said: “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.
“Since 2010 the Government has invested more than £18 billion in school buildings, and we recently announced a further £6 billion to help drive-up school building standards across the country in the coming years.
“Thanks to Condition Improvement Fund thousands more pupils and their teachers across England will benefit from safe, high-quality classrooms.”
The 16 schools in Lincolnshire are:
The Banovallum School, Horncastle - toilet and changing rooms refurbishment and heating and hot water plant replacement
Caistor Grammar School - flat roofs
De Aston School - replacement roof to prevent loss of education and community facilities and improve energy efficiency
Ermine Primary Academy - part re-roof
The King’s School, Grantham - tower block complex
Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School - main boiler house control system
Bourne Grammar School - refurbishment of communal areas, toilets and dining facilities
St Andrew’s CofE Primary School - roofing project
North Hykeham Ling Moor Primary School - creation of school kitchen
William Lovell CofE School - total boiler house refurbishment
The Little Gonerby CofE Infant School, Grantham - Little Gonerby roof refurbishment
Park Primary School - lighting upgrade
Gosberton Primary School - lighting upgrade
Fishtoft Academy - lighting upgrade
Spalding Grammar School - replacement flat roofs
Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School - Re-roofing