Borough schools benefit from £1.9M fund from County Council

Published on: Friday, 11th September 2020

A number of borough schools are set to benefits from building improvements thanks to a £1.9 million Derbyshire County Council funding initiative.

The council’s Cabinet recently approved proposals to provide a total of 57 primary and secondary schools from across the county with funding for maintenance projects costing between £20,000 and £100,000.

The funding has been made available by the Insurance Maintenance Pool (IMP) for 2020-21 – a building maintenance scheme that generates funding from schools which sign-up to carry out repairs and improvements – the majority of which the council match-funds.

The improvement budget totals at £1,983,500 with £1,305,500 generated from IMP funding and £678,000 match-funded from the council’s children’s services capital budget.

It will fund projects including new roofing, boilers, heating systems, new walls, doors and window replacements.

In Erewash, Ashbrook Infants in Borrowash will receive funding towards resurfacing of the playground, Breadsall CE Primary will benefit from a new fire system, a programme of window replacements will be introduced at Charlotte Infants in Ilkeston, Longmoor Primary in Long Eaton and Draycott Primary, doors will be replaced at Ladycross Infants in Sandiacre, and work will be carried out on defective areas of brickwork and masonry at Little Eaton Primary School. 

Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Councillor Alex Dale said: “The IMP joint-funding programme helps schools carry out important repairs and we are pleased that more schools will benefit this year.

“We want every pupil in Derbyshire to learn in the best possible environment so they can achieve their full potential.  This funding reinforces our commitment to helping schools achieve their plans, prevent the need for costly repairs in the future and helps ensure that every child has the best start in life.”

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