Victorian School to get the necessary funding for repairs
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A COCKERMOUTH primary school has been awarded a major Government grant to carry out repairs to its buildings.
Fairfield Primary School in Cockermouth has been awarded £151,000 in condition improvement funding from the Government to carry out repair works to its Victorian buildings.
The works are due to start next year.
The news that the primary school had been successful in securing the Government funding was welcomed by Workington MP Mark Jenkinson, who paid a visit to the school over the summer holidays.
“Condition improvement funding is essential to maintain schools,” Mr Jenkinson said.
“Fairfield Primary School is located in an old building with a significantly sized roof.
“It was important that repairs to this structure were carried out and I am pleased that this funding from Government has enabled these works, ensuring that the school is able to put more of their money into the education of their children.”
Fairfield Primary School headteacher Chris Steele said that the school has been working to secure the funding to replace Fairfield Primary School’s Victorian ceilings and roofs for a couple of years.
“We were unsuccessful in the first round of condition improvement funding this year,” Mr Steele said.
“However, through this most recent round we have been granted the funding.
“We have received £151,000 to remove and replace the roof and ceiling of our lower building.
“This will help our school significantly as we will be able to update the classrooms in the building.
“It will create a much nicer environment for the children.”
It is hoped that renovation work on the Cockermouth primary school’s other Victorian building will commence in 2022.
Source: News & Star