5 August 2020
Malvern schools get further cash boost

Three Malvern schools will share more than £600,000 of extra cash to help fund repairs as part of a ten-year plan to transform school buildings.

The Chase, Dyson Perrin Academy and Madresfield Primary School will get funds from a £560 million national fund to help schools improve their buildings and facilities. The two secondary schools get funds to repair roofing and the primary school has secured cash to replace flooring.

The news was welcomed by West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin who has supported a number of bids from local schools into the Condition Improvement Fund, which helps schools to carry out urgent repairs and improvements.

Four schools in West Worcestershire were give cash awards in June as part of the ongoing strategy to provide students with the best possible environments to learn and get the best possible start in life.

Harriett said: “This second award of funds this year will help our schools to plan for improvements and I encourage many more schools to bid into this fund to enhance teaching spaces for our local children and young people.

“Schools are having a well-earned break, but I know that pupils and parents are looking forward to the full re-opening next month, with children able to resume their education in a Covid-safe way.

“The coronavirus crisis has had a terrible impact on our society and the Government is looking to support schools as they help their pupils to catch up, with £650 million made available this academic year.

“Many parents have contacted me about how grateful they are that many schools were able to welcome children back into classrooms before the summer break and I hope that all schools will be able to function safely and efficiently as we continue to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.”