Significant funding of up to £3m has been committed from the County Council to help fund much needed school improvements at Wolverley C.E. Secondary School over the next two years
The funding will be used to help replace temporary classroom buildings that are currently in use with permanent accommodation, as well as help to progress a number of other much needed condition works around the school.
Councillor Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “It’s great news that the Condition funding of £1.5m and £1.5m from developer contributions from the new Lea Castle and Weavers Chase housing developments has been allocated to help improve the current teaching accommodation at Wolverley School.
The school has provided a good educational experience for students however it will great to provide an improved and permanent environment for all learning through this programme of work.
Ensuring our school buildings are maintained is a key priority of the County Council, and one area that we will continue to improve, in order to help our pupils reach their full potential.”
Bryn Thomas, Headteacher at Wolverley C.E. Secondary School, said: “We are absolutely delighted that we are receiving this much needed investment in our school facilities and look forward to sharing further details with our school community in the near future. The school has ‘Ambition Unlimited’ for all of our students and this investment will support us to continue to improve the life chances of local young people and their families. We thank the local authority for their continued support and cannot wait to start work on such an exciting and impactful project.”
In addition, two major housing developments within the catchment area of the school will result in further growth in local population over the next 5-10 years.
This could provide an opportunity to deliver a larger project for the school that both meets the requirement to replace the temporary accommodation through condition funding and permanently helps expand the future growth of the school from S106 funding which will see total investment in the region of £3 million.
The funding detail is still to be finalised. The programme of work is due to be shared with and considered by the schools Governors at a meeting later this month