£1.6m to be invested in six primary schools in Hull

Published: Monday 22nd June 2015 by KCFM

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£1.6m worth of improvement is to be spent on six Hull primary schools to create around 350 additional places for schoolchildren.

It follows a 15% rise in demand for primary school places over the past 5 years.

Cabinet members have approved the plans to expand or re-model the schools over a seven year period at a meeting today.

The six schools that have been identified for the redevelopment are:

– Rokeby Primary School – Remodel one classroom and create a new corridor.

– Marfleet Primary School – Build a new single storey extension.

– Wheeler Primary School – Build a single storey extension.

– Highlands Primary School – Provide a new modular building and associated facilities.

– Griffin Primary School – Build an additional classroom and associated facilities.

– Adelaide Primary School – Build single storey extension and infill the existing quad area.

Councillor Rosie Nicola, Portfolio Holder for Learning and Skills, said:

“We have a duty to ensure that there are sufficient school places for children living in the city and over the last five years there has been a 15 per cent rise in demand for primary school places. To ensure we meet the growing demand we need to increase capacity.

“Today’s decision is good news for parents. We are delighted to have successfully secured the £1.6m DfE funding to enhance and remodel six existing quality primary schools. It is also encouraging news for local businesses and contractors who will be invited to deliver the improvements.

“We want the very best for our children and these improvements will make a significant difference.”

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Published: Monday 22nd June 2015 by KCFM

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