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Six Plymouth academies get a share of £2.9m for repairs

Devonport High School for Boys
Image caption Plymouth City Council said the conditions of school buildings was a top priority

Six academies in Plymouth are to share £2.9m to make "urgent and significant building repairs".

Devonport's boys' and girls' high schools, Ridgeway School, Hele's School, Coombe Dean School and Lipson Community College will share the cash.

The money will be used to repair roofs, boilers and windows.

The repairs are being funded by the government's Academies Capital Maintenance programme which is providing £80m to 217 academies.

Cabinet member for children and young people Sam Leaves said: "To be awarded almost £3m for the maintenance of some of the academies in Plymouth is fantastic.

"It's not only great for the academies but also for investment in the city."

A Plymouth City Council spokesperson said the Academies Capital Maintenance programme was set up to help support academies that required funding for significant and urgent building maintenance.

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