Leicester schools receive cash windfall

By Matthew Chandler

An improvement programme in Leicester will see 26 schools in the city receive a combined £4.3 million.

The city council has announced it will release £4.31 million from its school maintenance budget to invest in property improvements at 24 primary schools and two secondary schools.

This is the latest phase of investment by the city council in schools in Leicester, as part of an £8 million Children’s Capital Improvement Programme budget which lasts until December 2020.

Under the latest proposals, work will be carried out over the next two years, focusing on the condition of buildings, heating system improvements, safety upgrades and improvements to the learning environment.

Other projects include the demolition of a disused mobile classroom, paving and flooring work, and hot and cold water provision.

The two secondary schools – Moat Community College and New College – will see an investment in roofing and fire safety works respectively.

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