By Rob George 20/07 Updated: 20/07 14:47
VITAL building work at Droitwich Spa High School has been given the green-light after the school secured almost £500,000 worth of Government funding.
The Briar Mill school has been awarded a £473,000 grant from the Academies Capital Maintenance Fund to ensure four of the school’s ageing roofs can be replaced.
The Government-backed scheme provides financial support for work that needs to be completed to avoid schools being closed.
All of the school’s original roofs, in the Science block, main school block, dining halls and its black chair area will be replaced in the revamp.
The areas were identified as a priority in the school’s maintenance survey last year and the pro-active project designed by the school should mean that no disruption will take place for the foreseeable future.
Business Manager at the school, Amanda Allot, said: “I am really pleased that the school was successful in being awarded this funding as it ensures that we shouldn’t face any closures for unscheduled maintenance.
“We did also bid for replacement windows and new science laboratories and although we were not successful this time round I am hopeful that we will receive the funding we need to upgrade these areas of the school,” she added.
Droitwich Spa High School was one of 571 venues and 773 projects to receive a share of the estimated £250million cash-pot.
Work is due to start in the summer holiday and will continue until Easter 2013, largely during further school holidays.
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