Cash boost helps vital repair work at Pershore High School - The Evesham Observer

Cash boost helps vital repair work at Pershore High School

Evesham Editorial 3rd Apr, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

VITAL repair works can now be carried out at Pershore High School after the school was handed more than £250,000 from a major Government funding pot.

The Station Road school is one of more than 1,276 academies across the UK to benefit from the £435million pot of cash.

The cash injection is part of the Government’s condition improvement fund which was created to allow schools to address their most pressing building repair issues.

Pershore High has been given £150,000 to refurbish their toilet blocks after concerns were raised by the school’s governing body at the poor and unhygienic condition of the toilet areas for students.

And a further £120,000 will be spent to refurbish the girls and boys changing rooms after the discovery of legionella forced the school to close the showers in both changing rooms.

Work will also be carried to fix issues with the condition of the building.

Speaking to the Observer, headteacher Clive Corbett, said: “We are delighted since it will allow us to improve our infrastructure in readiness for our new community sports development coming next year.

“It is in addition to the £3.5 million we were awarded to build our two new blocks,” he added.

The town’s MP, Harriett Baldwin welcomed the news and revealed Pershore High School was one of four schools in the West Worcestershire constituency to benefit.

“Headteachers and governors often have to put off major repairs because of budget pressures and this fund helps to allow our high-performing schools to carry out some of these tasks,” she said.

“The Condition Improvement Fund has been created to offer schools a little extra help, allow them to concentrate their spending on giving our children the best possible education in the best possible facilities.”

“Local schools are facing on-going budgeting challenges as we seek to redress the national funding formula over the next year,” she added.

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