South Wiltshire schools get Government funding for improvements

South Wiltshire schools get Government funding for improvements

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 5:34am 6th July 2020. (Updated at 6:21am 6th July 2020)

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Three of our local schools have got cash from an annual fund to make sure their buildings are 'safe and in good working order'.

A total of £434 million is being given out to more than 1,200 schools and academies across the country.

That includes handouts for the Trafalgar School at Downton, Avon Valley College in Durrington and Bemerton St John Primary School.

The breakdown of exactly how much each school is getting hasn't been revealed.

Avon Valley College Durrington
Some of the Condition Improvement funding has been given to Avon Valley College

WHAT'S THE MONEY FOR? 

The Government's Condition Improvement Fund is given out to projects for things like health and safety issues and poor building conditions.

Avon Valley College will be using their funding for 'urgent tank house repairs and replacement roof coverings'.

The money for Bemerton St John Primary School is to go towards 'safeguarding works'.

The Trafalgar School at Downton will put their cash into a 'warm and welcoming' redevelopment of their reception area - to put more separation between the public area and the one for their students.

Trafalgar School - Downton (Mike Draper) (4)
A new reception area is on its way for the Downton secondary

That work's expected to be carried out over the coming weeks, ready for September.

Salisbury MP John Glen has responded to the funding given out as well:

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