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£1.2m cash boost to create new maths block for Perins School
3:00pm Thursday 3rd October 2013 in Education
A HAMPSHIRE school is moving forward on major building works after receiving a giant cash boost.
Funding comes from the Academies Capital Maintenance Fund after it was approved by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and planning permission has been granted by Winchester City Council.
It includes eight classrooms with a flexible layout so room sizes can be increased or decreased to meet changing needs.
School business manager Clive Surry said: “Gaining this funding from the EFA is a major achievement for Perins and means we can bring forward plans for development.
The number of students at Perins is increasing year on year and classroom space is at a premium. This new block allows us to re-house the maths department, vacate the ‘temporary’ mobile classrooms that are at the end of their life-span and give the English department more space in the existing block, helping to raise standards across the school.”
The new block is designed and built by Bentley Projects and meets modern environmental standards with energy-efficient lighting, air-source heat pumps and high-tech insulation.
Head teacher Janice Bernard added: “Over the last few years we have been investing heavily in the teaching of our core subjects. The new maths block will help us to achieve our ambition to be one of the highest performing schools in the country.”
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