Major refurbs for schools as council invests in even better education across North Lincolnshire

Schools, Libraries and Learning
12:52, Thursday, 13th July 2023

Barton St Peters Primary School and Scunthorpe CE Primary School are set to undergo major improvement works through the school summer holidays.

More than £110,000 is being invested to replace a roof at the Barton school and £150,000 to replace windows at the Scunthorpe school.

Students will benefit from an improved environment once the work is completed to help with their education.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Investing in schools is a key priority for us to ensure that children receive the best education possible in the best environment – there is no greater investment we can make than in our children’s future.

“Year after year we strive to provide the best for our future generations and cash injections like this support these plans.”

The council invests millions in schools across the area, with millions more provided from Government for additional projects and schemes.

In February, it was announced funding for school children across North Lincolnshire was to be increased by more than £7m, an average increase of more than £300 for each child.

Additional Government cash was also confirmed in April, with £5m to be shared among schools across the area through the Mainstream Schools Additional Grant.

Cllr Julie Reed, cabinet member for children, families and communities, said: “Investing in our children and young people’s education is vital in giving them the best start in life.

“It gives us all great pride to be able to say nine out of 10 of our schools are good or outstanding in North Lincolnshire, which is a brilliant achievement and shows that students are receiving top quality education. This is something we aim to maintain and improve on.

“These remedial works will be carried out during the summer holidays to avoid any disruption to the schools.”

Sir John Nelthorpe School has received almost £2m through the Government’s School Rebuilding Programme to rebuild a technology centre and an arts block – revolutionising teaching in engineering disciplines such as electronics, design technology and resistant materials as well as art, food technology and textiles.

Almost £6m is being invested in a new multi-purpose complex care campus in Scunthorpe, helping support families and young people with complex disabilities to access opportunities and get short breaks.

And Trent View College is being built on land off West Common Lane to provide up to 60 places for pupils aged between 16 and 24 with special educational needs and disabilities – with more than £10m coming from the Department for Education.