£50 million plan for new schools in Staffordshire approved

A £50 million plan will see six primaries and a first school built and the expansion of two secondaries in Staffordshire after plans were approved.

In plans agreed by Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet today, the school’s capital programme includes funding to support six new primary schools, a new first school and the expansion of two Lichfield secondary schools.

Totalling almost £50 million, the projects cover Lichfield, Stafford and Uttoxeter.

Added to this, a number of schools around the county will have repairs and refurbishments carried out to ensure they continue to be fit for the future.

Funding will come from government grants and contributions from schools, developers and others.

County Councillor Philip White, cabinet member for learning and employability said: “It is essential that children and young people in the county have access to a good, local school.

“It is widely recognised that the quality of school buildings can help or hinder learning and teaching, so our comprehensive build and maintenance programme will ensure our children can learn in the best environments to help them succeed.

“We are also building on the success of previous years and continuing to plan ahead. We want to provide well-designed buildings and pleasant surroundings for Staffordshire children and, most importantly, ensure there are enough good school places available to meet current and future demand.”

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