Schools will get £100m

Schools across Nottinghamshire will benefit from £100m worth of funding over the next four years to improve their condition and create extra space for an expected increase in pupils.

A programme of works will be carried out to reduce the backlog of maintenance work needed to be done.

The money will ensure all school premises are kept above a minimum acceptable condition and will address maintenance issues that could affect health and safety in schools.

The programme will focus on schools in the most urgent need. Nottinghamshire County Council will fund £30m of the four-year programme and the rest will come from the authority’s Government grant for school maintenance.

The list of schools to receive improvement work will be decided in the spring.