Cash boost to transform Doncaster schools

Schools Minister David Laws
Schools Minister David Laws
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Two Doncaster schools which are among those in the worst condition in England are to receive a major cash boost.

The Government is working with Askern Moss Road Infant School and Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College as part of the Priority School Building Programme, with the sites being either rebuilt or refurbished.

The schools are both part of the £2.4 billion programme to rebuild 261 of the schools in England in the worst condition.

Schools Minister David Laws said: “The Priority School Building Programme is making great strides in ensuring vital building work takes place at some of the schools in the worst state across the country.

“It is providing much better value for money than previous school building schemes, and forms part of the Government’s drive to deliver the best schools for young people in order to help deliver both a stronger economy and a fairer society.”

Mark Willett, director of Facilities at School Partnership Trust Academies which runs Don Valley Academy said he was delighted to receive the funding, adding: “This funding will ensure we can reach our goals of making our academies outstanding for young people, with facilities that will be second to none.”