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Two Rutland schools awarded funding to improve school buildings

By Evie Payne

3rd Apr 2024 | Local News

Uppingham Community College will welcome roof repairs and Langham Church of England Primary School is set to receive fire safety and compliance improvements. Image credit: Nub News.
Uppingham Community College will welcome roof repairs and Langham Church of England Primary School is set to receive fire safety and compliance improvements. Image credit: Nub News.

Uppingham Community College and Langham Church of England Primary School have been awarded Condition Improvement Funding.

Uppingham Community College and Langham Church of England Primary School are set to receive investment from the Government's Condition Improvement Fund to improve the condition of school buildings.

The Department for Education administers Condition Improvement Funding to address significant condition needs to keep education providers' buildings safe and in good working order. This includes funding projects that address health and safety issues, building compliance and buildings in poor condition.

Funding will be invested in:

  • Uppingham Community College: urgent roofing works
  • Langham Church of England Primary School: fire safety and compliance

This is on top of the funding from Government for the major refurbishment of Great Casterton College which it is hoped will be completed by April 2025.

In the East Midlands, 86 projects were successful and a total of £34,821,930 of funding was awarded from the Condition Improvement Fund.

Alicia Kearns, Member of Parliament for Rutland and Melton, said: "This funding is brilliant news for two of our local schools. It's important we invest in safe, high-quality learning environments to give our children the very best start in life – and follows after the major refurbishment planned for Great Casterton College.

"I am so grateful to all our fantastic teachers, school leaders and support staff for all the outstanding work they do on a daily basis. This extra funding will improve the safety of facilities for teaching, supporting every child to receive the education they deserve."

The priority for the Department for Education (DfE) in administering the fund is to address significant condition needs, primarily keeping education buildings safe and in good working order. This includes funding projects that address health and safety issues, building compliance and buildings in poor condition.

The fund also supports a small number of expansion projects. These are for academies, sixth-form colleges and VA schools rated good or outstanding by Ofsted that can demonstrate a need to expand.

     

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