Share of £38 million coming to Lincolnshire schools for improvements

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More than 120 academies and sixth-form colleges across the East Midlands - including 16 in Lincolnshire - will receive a share of £38 million in 2015-16 for school building improvements and expansion projects, it has been announced.

In all, £367 million will be invested in 2015-16 for 1,089 academies and sixth-form colleges across England to tackle building condition issues or to support expansions as part of the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund.

Education secretary Nicky Morgan said: “As part of our long term economic plan we have continued to invest in school buildings so thousands of pupils are taught in new schools and classrooms.

“The money provided through the Condition Improvement Fund will help ensure that even more children have access to the best possible facilities and learn in an environment that gives them the knowledge and skills to succeed in the global race.”

Schools minister David Laws said: “To create a stronger economy and a fairer society it is crucial that we invest in education, so that every child has a fair start in life.

“Since 2010 the Government has invested more than £18 billion in school buildings, and we recently announced a further £6 billion to help drive-up school building standards across the country in the coming years.

“Thanks to Condition Improvement Fund thousands more pupils and their teachers across England will benefit from safe, high-quality classrooms.”

The 16 schools in Lincolnshire are:

The Banovallum School, Horncastle - toilet and changing rooms refurbishment and heating and hot water plant replacement

Caistor Grammar School - flat roofs

De Aston School - replacement roof to prevent loss of education and community facilities and improve energy efficiency

Ermine Primary Academy - part re-roof

The King’s School, Grantham - tower block complex

Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School - main boiler house control system

Bourne Grammar School - refurbishment of communal areas, toilets and dining facilities

St Andrew’s CofE Primary School - roofing project

North Hykeham Ling Moor Primary School - creation of school kitchen

William Lovell CofE School - total boiler house refurbishment

The Little Gonerby CofE Infant School, Grantham - Little Gonerby roof refurbishment

Park Primary School - lighting upgrade

Gosberton Primary School - lighting upgrade

Fishtoft Academy - lighting upgrade

Spalding Grammar School - replacement flat roofs

Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School - Re-roofing