Nottinghamshire schools on repair funding list unveiled

A list of schools in Nottinghamshire set to get a share of £100m towards vital repairs has been released by the county council.

The authority plans to carry out maintenance work on more than 200 schools over the next four years.

It is also spending £10m towards three new school buildings - Greasley Beauvale Primary, Springbank Primary and Carlton Digby Special School.

The council said it was its biggest ever school refurbishment project.

Repair backlog

About £60m is coming from central government funding, £10m had already been allocated by the authority and £30m is from the new council budget.

The council carried out inspections on its 330 schools to highlight those most in need of repair work.

It estimates there is a £220m backlog of maintenance at county schools.

Councillor Reg Adair, the authority's cabinet member for finance and property, said: "I am delighted that these schools will reap the benefits of this funding.

"They are in need of urgent attention due to their poor condition and many do not have enough classroom space for the extra number of anticipated pupils in the near future."

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