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Two Tameside Schools to share in funding to improve buildings and health and safety

Two Tameside schools are to have a share of funding to improve their buildings and address safety issues.

Vital funding has been announced for work on 39 schools in Greater Manchester .

The Greater Manchester projects are among 117 schools in the north west that will receive a total of more than £62m funding to upgrade buildings.

The works are part of £1.8bn national investment confirmed today to ‘improve learning environments’. The Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) will be used to complete larger improvements to their schools such as upgrading heating systems, replacing roofs or rewiring electrical
systems.

The government said the funding for schools will mean ‘newer roofs, heating systems and top of the line classrooms for schools up and down the country ensuring children are learning in high quality environments built for the future’.

Schools Minister, Damian Hinds, said: “From day-to-day maintenance to long lasting structural improvements this funding will support schools in the North West in providing high quality learning environments for all our children.

“We want every child to realise their potential and great school buildings are just one part of our work to drive up standards across the education system – with more pupils in good and outstanding schools than ever before.”

Allocations were informed by government’s condition data collection, which the they described as ‘one of the largest and most comprehensive
surveys or school building condition in Europe, to target funding to where it is most needed’.

Audenshaw School will have defective roofing replaced while Rosehill Methodist Primary Academy in Ashton will have urgent improvements to address health and safety issues.

 

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