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Share of £6 million for Grantham school buildings

Four Grantham schools will get a share of a £6 million pot of cash designated for upgrades to school buildings in the county.

Sandon School, King's School, Little Gonerby Infant School and West Grantham Academy St Hugh's will all see improvements thanks to funding from central government.

Meanwhile, Sir William Robertson Academy (SWRA), in Welbourn, will also benefit from the government's condition improvement fund.

Lincolnshire received £6,050,152.77 in total, from a £433 million pot.

Lincolnshire County councillor Richard Davies, who is a member of the local education authority and also executive councillor for highways and transportation, said the council has been "pushing heavily for this for some time".

He added: "Personally, I spoken to various bodies to make the case for funding for the less than glamorous type of work."

At Sandon School, a boiler will be replaced, water remedial works will be carried out at Little Gonerby Infant School and fire alarms and emergency lighting will be upgraded at St Hugh's.

King's School will see receive money for a pitch roof replacement, building fabric and water tightness, and SWRA will get building fabric refurbishment and upgrades to heating in the main block.

Coun Davies said: "Schools in Lincolnshire are more than just buildings, they are the centres of our community.

"The £6 million from the Conservative government for school buildings this year will make sure our schools are in the best condition for children in Grantham to learn the knowledge and skills they will use for the rest of their lives.

"I am particularly pleased to see my old school, King's, receiving much-needed financial support.

"Funding will also target those schools with some of the most urgent need, making sure children in Lincolnshire never spend time in buildings that aren't fit for purpose."

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