Wirral shares in new school cash bonanza

Schools in Wirral have been included in the new, national plan to improve school facilities.

Wirral has been allocated its share of the £434 million investment to expand classrooms, upgrade facilities and improve the education of children across the whole country.

Among the schools that will benefit are: Town Lane Infants, Stanton Road Primary, Church Drive Primary in Port Sunlight, Christchurch CE Primary School in Moreton, St Anselm’s College and Birkenhead Sixth Form College,

Councillor Cherry Povall (Conservative, Clatterbridge Ward) said: “Schools across Wirral have played their part in responding to coronavirus, ensuring their doors remained open for the children of essential workers – who have kept the NHS, public services and economy going throughout this crisis.

“When children do return to school it’s really important they are in classrooms that support the high-quality education they deserve.

“I’m delighted schools in Wirral will receive a share of this national programme.”

Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson added: “My number-one focus will always be to make sure every student has access to excellent education and training.

“Replacing and upgrading poor condition school and college buildings with modern, energy efficient designs will give our students and teachers the environment they deserve, and support them to maximise their potential.