AN EVESHAM school is set for a huge revamp after being awarded almost £2million for a major construction project.
Staff and pupils at Prince Henry’s High School have been celebrating after the school was awarded £1.9million to rebuild its Modern Foreign Languages block.
The project will enable the school to provide 12 classrooms, enhanced office space, a new ICT server room, a redeveloped new front entrance and a large open space foyer.
The Victoria Avenue school has been awarded the money from the Government’s Academies Capital Maintenance Fund.
Prince Henry’s was one out of more than 2,000 academies to apply for cash.
As part of the development the school will also be making improvements to the front driveway and walkways around the school.
Building work is expected to begin in the autumn term.
The cash boost comes just a month after the school was named as one of just 200 in the country to become a national teaching school and a year after Government inspectors hailed the school as ‘outstanding’.
Headteacher Dr Tony Evans told the Observer the new building would be an exciting addition to the school and was a project the school had been looking to do for a long time.
“The new building will allow our students to learn in an environment they truly deserve and will serve for many generations to come.” he said.
“I would like to express my appreciation to my senior team and governing body for their vision and support with this project.
“In particular I would like to mention my business manager Zoé Smith for her work in preparing our funding bid.
“I am also grateful to Sir Peter Luff MP for his support with our Capital Maintenance application.”
Mid Worcestershire MP Sir Peter Luff was delighted with the news and said: “Prince Henry’s High School in every sense is an outstanding school.”
“This welcome news will help it sustain its status and will be greeted with cheers not only by the school but also I am sure by the wider community of the whole town and the Vale.”