Over £1.25million of funding has been agreed for a new block of four classrooms and three state-of-the-art science rooms at Millthorpe School. They will replace a number of ‘temporary’ classrooms on the site, some dating back more than 50 years, which are in a poor state of repair.
“These new rooms will transform our students’ learning environment for many years to come,” said Head of School Gemma Greenhalgh.
“The current rooms are cold and uncomfortable and very much at the end of their useful life. Studying in bright, warm modern rooms will definitely be a more pleasant and productive experience. They are carbon neutral, generating all the power they need from solar panels, so they are better for the environment too.”
The funding comes from a pot of money provided by central government that allows academy schools to bid for help with carrying out much-needed improvements to their buildings.
“It’s fantastic that we have been able to secure this investment in such difficult financial times,” commented Executive Head Trevor Burton.
“Our status as an academy has allowed us to access over £4million of urgently-needed funding for our buildings in the last 3 years and I’m delighted that children in this area will continue to enjoy the benefit of these improvements long into the future.”