Makeovers for two schools

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TWO Sheffield primary schools are to be given substantial makeovers after they were included in a new Government renovation programme.

Fox Hill Primary and Prince Edward Primary on the Manor were among just 261 schools chosen out of nearly 600 applications.

Both schools will have improvements to their electrical and heating systems, their roofs, security measures and other problem areas.

Three schools failed in their bids: Gleadless Primary, Pipworth Primary and St Theresa’s Primary, on the Manor.

Nicola Shipman, executive headteacher at Fox Hill, said: “Our school is to receive a major refurbishment and the whole building will be brought up to the necessary modern standards.”

City education chiefs say there are still question marks over how exactly the work will be funded.

Many schools around the country will be rebuilt through a new privately financed programme costing around £2 billion. But cash for the Sheffield primaries is expected to come from central government funding.