Schools get cash for improvements

SCHOOLS in Ilkeston will benefit from cash being handed out by Derbyshire County Council to improve the county’s schools.

Chaucer Infant and Nursery School will get £121,000 to carry out rewiring and install new lighting.

Cotmanhay Infant Schoolwill be handed £330,000 for structural repairs and £121,000 to recover the flat roof and Cotmanhay Junior School will get £330,000 for reroofing.

Bruce Buckley, the council’s strategic director for children and younger adults, said: “This funding is a real shot in the arm for schools all over Derbyshire. While the funding we have doesn’t allow us to carry out all the schemes we would like, it will still enable us to make a massive difference to the learning environment for thousands of pupils.

“We have given priority to those buildings that are in the worst condition.”