Schools across South Yorkshire secure cash to improve buildings

(l-r) Callum Hardy, Kai Taylor, Harry Parkin, Ben Forga, Ned Bagdonas and headteacher Frank Barratt celebrate on getting a grant for a new roof at St John Fisher Catholic Primary School. Picture: Andrew Roe
(l-r) Callum Hardy, Kai Taylor, Harry Parkin, Ben Forga, Ned Bagdonas and headteacher Frank Barratt celebrate on getting a grant for a new roof at St John Fisher Catholic Primary School. Picture: Andrew Roe
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Schools in South Yorkshire have secured funding for vital improvement works to their buildings.

Hartley Brook Primary, in Shiregreen, St Patrick’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, Sheffield Lane Top, St John Fisher Catholic Primary, Hackenthorpe, St Catherine’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, Firshill and Concord Junior School, Wincobank, will receive funding through the Government’s condition improvement fund.

Seven schools in Rotherham and three in Barnsley are also among the 80 academies and sixth-form colleges across Yorkshire and The Humber to receive a share of the £28 million.

The schools will use the money for a range of projects including replacing roofs, a boiler and installing fire alarms.

Frank Barrat, headteacher at St John Fisher Catholic Primary, said he was delighted the school was getting £220,000 to refurbish the roof and toilets.

It is hoped the work could begin as soon as the May half-term and be finished by the start of the next school year in September.

The work is the third major project at the school in recent years, following a new entrance block, refurbished Year 6 classroom, a new servery and refurbished classrooms.

Mr Barratt said: “The children are getting the school they deserve. We are really fighting hard to improve and the physical state of the school needed to keep up with everything else.”

Education secretary Nicky Morgan said: “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.”

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