Every school in Hull West & Hessle will benefit as nearly £2 million of funding is brought forward from next year to this year – a total of over £6 million of spending this year.
The funding will go direct to headteachers and schools can choose how to spend the money as they see fit, from building new classrooms or science laboratories to fitting out new gyms or ICT facilities.
In addition, the Government has allowed Hull council to bring forward nearly £2.5 million for larger school building projects co-ordinated by the local authority – making a total of nearly £8.5 million of spending this bodybuilding steroids year.
This week’s announcements mean a total of over £14.5 million will be spent on school buildings and repairs in Hull from April this year.
This is all part of the Government’s efforts to put extra money into the economy this year to help the country through the recession. It is the hope that local schools will spend the money – not just to improve facilities for pupils – but to support small businesses and jobs in the local area too.