Richmondshire primary schools get money for repairs

Barton Primary School.

Six primary schools in Richmondshire have been successful in securing grants to fund repairs and improvements to their buildings.

The schools were successful applications to the Department of Education’s £433m Condition Improvement Fund.

The six schools whose bids were approved are:

  • Trinity Academy Middleton Tyas – perimeter fences and gateworks
  • Ravensworth Church of England Primary School – exterior fencing and gateworks
  • Leyburn Primary School – fire alarm and emergency lighting
  • Croft Church of England Primary School – replacing flat roof
  • Barton Church of England Primary School – fire alarm and emergency lighting replacement
  • Hawes Primary School – roof refurbishment.

The funding was welcomed by Rishi Sunak, the MP for Richmond.

Mr Sunak said: “The Condition Improvement Fund is designed to cover repair and refurbishment costs which if not met would put too much strain on the day-to-day funding schools receive.

“I am pleased these schools have been successful with their bids.”