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£2 million for urgent repairs at Dudley schools

By Thomas Parkes | Dudley | Education | Published:

More than £2 million is set to be spent on improvements to schools in Dudley, it has been revealed.

Roofing will be replaced at Maidensbridge Primary School, in Kingswinford. Photo: Google StreetView.

The money, from the Government's School Condition Grant, will be spent on urgent work at 15 council-run schools.

Roofing will be replaced at Cotwall End Primary, Fairhaven Primary, Maidensbridge Primary and Peter’s Hill Primary, costing £885,000.

Almost £350,000 will be spent replacing windows at The Dormston School and Gig Mill Primary, while St Marks C of E Primary and Thorns Primary will get boiler replacements totalling £230,000.

Dingle Primary School will get a £225,000 replacement heating system and the curtain wall will be replaced at Howley Grange Primary, costing £160,000.

Other works are also planned at Amblecote Primary, Church of the Ascension Primary, Wollescote Primary, Alder Coppice Primary and Ham Dingle Primary.

Councillor Ruth Buttery, cabinet member for children and young people, said: "We have identified priority work at 15 schools in the borough and the money will allow us to make real improvements, so it is welcomed."

The works will be discussed at a meeting of the council’s ruling cabinet on Thursday.

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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