Council approves £4.2million investment in schools

Kirklees Council have announced that plans to invest over £4.2million in improving school buildings across Kirklees have been agreed by Cabinet members.

Around 30 different schools will benefit from the upgrades, most of which will be completed in school holiday periods to avoid disruption to children, families and teachers.

The works, which will be carried out over the next 12 months, include new roofs, new electrical equipment, heating and lighting systems and improvements to access for children with disabilities.

Mel Meggs, Strategic Director for Children’s Services, said:

“We want all of our children and young people to enjoy the best possible start in life, including when they are attending school.

This funding will provide even more excellent facilities across Kirklees so that pupils and staff are warm and comfortable.

Schools have come through some incredible challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic and, as a council, we have never been keener to support them.

A wide range of projects will have a positive impact on teaching and learning. By investing in our school buildings, we are investing in our children and young people.”

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