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School scoops £2m to improve building

Dallimore Primary School, Kirk Hallam, have been awarded �1.9m from DCC for phase 2 of their complete rebuild. Pictured is headteacher Rachel Crowther with children from all year groups outside one of the new buildings/

Dallimore Primary School, Kirk Hallam, have been awarded �1.9m from DCC for phase 2 of their complete rebuild. Pictured is headteacher Rachel Crowther with children from all year groups outside one of the new buildings/

Pupils and staff at a Kirk Hallam school are celebrating after hearing almost £2million is coming their way.

The cash, from Derbyshire County Council, will pay for the second phase of Dallimore Primary School’s rebuild.

The green light was given for the cash to be handed over when the council’s cabinet met on Monday.

Head teacher Rachel Crowther told the Advertiser: “ We’re delighted that the money has been approved and we are really looking forward to work getting underway.

“ Phase one is already complete and it has made a massive difference.

“The children love it and it and it has had a real impact on their learning attitude.”

Phase two will see the rebuild of the school hall, kitchen, staff room, library and reading development area and the main school entrance.

The project is expected to cost £5.5 million in total.

More than £16m has been set aside by the council for similar projects.

Cllr Kevin Gillott, cabinet member for children and young people, said: “There’s a huge backlog of school repairs that increase year on year.

“We’re making the most of the money we do get so we give Derbyshire children the best education and start in life but we’re facing unprecedented Government budget cuts.

“We’ve given highest priority to buildings in the worst condition or where improvements are needed for health and safety reasons.”

 

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