Two schools in Gedling borough have been awarded a share of a £434 million pound government fund to improve facilities.
Carlton le Willows Academy and Burton Joyce Primary School will be able to use the cash to expand classrooms and upgrade facilities.
The money is part of the £1.4 billion of capital funding for 2020-21 announced in April and is provided through the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF).
The government has said the money will ‘ensure our schools and colleges can focus on teaching, with brand new buildings and better facilities so that every child gets the world-class education all our children deserve.’
Gedling MP Tom Randall MP welcomed the announcement that local schools had been selected to benefit from the scheme
He said: “Coronavirus has taken a toll on us all, not least our children, who have been kept from their friends, their teachers and their schools.
“As we exit lockdown we must focus on getting children back to school – and ensure that schools have the facilities and classrooms they need to support the high-quality education our children deserve.
“This funding will help ensure all children have the very best possible schools and education, enabling them to gain all the knowledge and skills they need for success.”
Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson said: “My number-one focus will always be to make sure every student has access to excellent education and training.
“Replacing and upgrading poor condition school and college buildings with modern, energy efficient designs will give our students and teachers the environment they deserve, and support them to maximise their potential.
“As we look forward to this September and all children returning to school, we can be assured that for years to come this country’s education system will drive opportunity and prosperity for all.”