Posted: Fri 19th Feb 2016

School Improvement Plans

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Friday, Feb 19th, 2016

More than £1m will be spent on Powys schools in the next financial year as part of a major improvement plan, following a decision by Powys County Council’s cabinet. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Meeting in Llandrindod Wells today (Thursday February 18) the cabinet approved an annual improvement fund of more than £1m for primary and secondary school improvement projects in the coming financial year. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet Member for Schools, Councillor Arwel Jones said: “The funding will allow 30 much needed infrastructure projects to take place in our primary and secondary buildings in the coming financial year. All projects have been identified as priority schemes under the council’s new improvement scoring and prioritisation criteria. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The planned work will include a £125,000 on kitchen and roof replacement at Penygloddfa primary School, Newtown and £150,000 on bus car park, access and boundary fence improvements at Llanidloes Primary School and £80,000 on bus and car park work at Caereinion High School, in Llanfair Caereinion. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“There is a £66,000 for a boiler replacement programme at Crickhowell Primary School and £40,000 for a car park and access improvements at Cradoc Primary School and a number of smaller toilet and kitchen improvement works. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“As a result of the decision the council will spend more than £1m on much needed work during 2016/17 and has plans for a similar spending programme for the next two financial years, taking our improvement spend to more than £3m over three financial years.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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