Dosthill Primary School to be revamped under Government Scheme

Dosthill Primary School logoIt has been announced that Dosthill Primary School in Tamworth is one of four schools in Staffordshire that will be refurbished under the government’s priority school building programme.

Dosthill Primary School in Tamworth, Castlechurch Primary School in Stafford, St John the Evangelist Catholic Academy in Kidsgrove and Walton High School in Stafford have all been successful at applying for funds from the scheme.

Although the precise amount the schools will receive has yet to be announced, only projects costing more than £250,000 for primary and £500,000 for secondary were considered.

This means the four Staffordshire schools could see upwards of £1.25million invested in improving their facilities, refurbishing classrooms or even rebuilding some parts.

County Councillor Ben Adams, Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills at Staffordshire County Council said, “This is excellent news for the four schools concerned. We have been waiting for this announcement for some time, having given extensive support to three out of the four schools in putting in their applications to the Department for Education. Now it is up to the schools themselves and their governing bodies to look at the more detailed plans involved in this offer and see how it will benefit them.

“In Staffordshire we want to offer the best education possible to young people, and this includes ensuring that the schools they learn in exceed acceptable standards. This latest announcement will go some way to ensuring these four schools will remain fit for the future.”

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