School repairs to cost millions

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EIGHT High Peak schools are to receive a share of a £16.7 million pot to improve the quality of Derbyshire schools.

The money, which has been approved by Derbyshire County Council (DCC), is part of a programme for 2012/13 which aims to modernise and improve the condition of school buildings.

Councillor Mike Longden, DCC Cabinet Member for Education, said: “While the funding we have doesn’t allow us to carry out all the schemes we would like it will still enable us to make a massive difference to the learning environment for thousands of pupils.

“We have given priority to those buildings that are in the worst condition or where improvements are needed for health and safety reasons.”

High Peak schools to benefit are:


lBuxton Community School - £129,000 to renew a felt roof

lBuxton Junior School - £237,000 to completely replace the pitched roof

lNew Mills Business and Enterprise College - £182,000 for new aluminium windows

lPeak Dale Primary School - £198,000 to replace the complete pitched roof

lWhaley Bridge Primary School - £174,000 to completely replace the pitched roof

lNew Mills College - £165,000 for phase two re-wiring

Replacement of buildings at risk -

lHague Bar Primary School, New Mills - £450,000 to replace the Key Stage 2 classroom with a permanent extension including disabled access toilet and special educational needs classroom

lEarl Sterndale C of E Primary School - £200,000 to replace the kitchen and classroom.