Cash boost will help Chailey School refurbishment

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A secondary school in need of refurbishment is set to receive a financial boost.

Chailey School will receive money as part of the second phase of the Priority School Building Programme – helping schools suffering wear and tear.

More than £6 billion will be invested in schools across England as part of the programme which was unveiled by the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Education Secretary Nicky Morgan on February 9.

Lewes MP Norman Baker said: “This announcement is fantastic news for families and teachers of Chailey School.

“I have made known my support for this project to David Laws’s office and I am pleased to see that investment is being made to support the school’s plans to upgrade their facilities.

“The school badly needs to upgrade its classrooms and other facilities.

“I would like to thank all those who helped campaign on this issue.

“Making sure all children in the Chailey catchment get a fair start in life should always be a top priority, and I cannot wait to see the school’s plans develop.”

Schools included in the programme are now able to start developing detailed plans, and are expected to be completed in 2017.

Deputy Prime Minister Mr Clegg added: “It is crucial that we invest properly in education, so that every child has a fair start in life.

​“Thousands of pupils will benefit from better, brighter, warmer classrooms thanks to this ​funding.Children can’t learn and teachers can’t teach in schools that are cold and have leaking roofs.”