Clough Hall School in Kidsgrove will benefit from the Governments Building Schools for the Future Scheme. The announcement that Clough Hall in Kidsgrove will be able to benefit from this fund was made this afternoon by the education secretary Michel Gove.
The funding will allow Clough Hall to rebuild dilapidated buildings and make improvements to the overall school. This is great news for Kidsgrove and education in Kidsgrove as a whole. It is not yet known how much money exactly Clough Hall will receive and what proposals Clough Hall have presented, however it is really pleasing news for the Kidsgrove school.
Michael Gove commented on the overall plans which include Clough Hall School "In tackling the challenges we face on school building I have been determined to use the capital funding at my disposal to best effect, seeking value for money and efficiency from every pound spent."
"I know that many schools will be disappointed not to be included in the programme. We have had to take difficult decisions in order to target spending on those schools that are in the worst condition."
Clough Hall have made the following statement:
"We are delighted at the prospect of a new school. We deliver a rich and diverse curriculum that gives access to success for every one of our children. At present, our extensive facilities include an onsite bistro, hair dressing salon as well as a building academy and any design solution will have to include these integral facilities. We will also have to satisfy ourselves that the cost benefit analysis of a PFI design and build is in the best long term interest of the children in Kidsgrove.
We are a true community school in every sense of the word and our community will be consulted and kept informed as the proposals are drafted and negotiated."