Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School in Aylesbury has been awarded £478,725 to improve school facilities. The money will be used to fund heating upgrades, Mix96 reports.
Stephen Fox, Chief Executive of the Trust who runes the school says although not the most exciting change, it is needed, Mix96 said.
“£480,000 on something like heating doesn’t sound very exciting but the fact is if we hadn’t got this government grant for it, we’d be having to use our own resources. Which otherwise would’ve been spent on more interesting things like textbooks, computers and teachers.
“I think it will give the students a nice environment so study in. The the moment the heating is unreliable. For example, we’ve just had to spend a lot of money on a temporary fix on one particular part of the heating system. Now we can dismantle that temporary fix and make it permanent.”
The Sir Henry Floyd has been allocated its share of £560mn Government investment announced by the Prime Minster last month as part of his New Deal for Britain.
“I am delighted that the Sir Henry Floyd has been successful in its funding bid for heating upgrades,” Aylesbury MP Rob Butler commented.
“As we exit lockdown we must focus on getting children back to school. These upgrades will help ensure that local children have the facilities they need to thrive throughout their time at secondary school.
“I wholeheartedly support the government’s continued work fulfilling our manifesto promise of investing in and improving schools and I’m delighted that Sir Henry Floyd pupils will benefit from this first wave of funding.”