Cambridge’s Bewick Bridge Community Primary School has been successful in its bid for government money for crucial repair work to its buildings.
The news has been welcomed by Cambridge MP Julian Huppert who supported the school’s application to the Liberal Democrat-led £2 billion Priority Schools Building Programme.
The money will pay for improvements to the older part of the school at Fulbourn Old Drift.
Bewick Bridge Community Primary School was one of 277 schools to be successful with its bid to the fund which is designed to invest in those schools in the worst condition across the country.
Julian said: “I am delighted the school has been successful in its bid for funding through this hugely worthwhile programme.
“Schools in Cambridge and across our county generally have suffered from years of financial neglect. This lack of investment has left many in a poor state of repair with classrooms and other buildings unfit for our children and the staff.
“We are determined to put this right and this money will go a good way to helping Bewick Bridge Community Primary School upgrade their facilities making the school better for everyone.
“Our children deserve a good education and good buildings in which to learn. Through this programme, now in its second phase, we have been able to improve some of the worst affected schools across the country. This scheme last-time rounded funded the works now underway at North Cambridge Academy.”
The funding announcement came from Lib Dem Schools Minister, David Laws and education officials will visit the school to discuss specific requirements and timescale to deliver the work.