King Alfred School receives £1.2m funding boost
and Highbridge students and staff at King Alfred School are celebrating
this week after a huge funding boost.
school has received £1.2 million from the Department for Education
towards much-needed building upgrades, including replacement roofs
across the site.
school is among only a third of Britain's schools to receive funding
awards from the national Condition Improvement Fund, delighting
the school's team.
those welcoming the news is Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge's MP James
Heappey, who called
for funding in Parliament last year.
a visit to the school on Monday (April 9th), he told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I am pleased that the government has been able to find such
a large amount of money to complete these necessary works at King
money, alongside the huge effort being put in by staff, parents
and students, will no doubt enable the school to continue its rapid
improvement over the next few years."
is more positive news for King Alfred School, which recently received
report from Ofsted inspectors saying that it is improving, with
very "effective action" towards the removal of Special
funding boost is the latest development in a series of improvements
at the school.
October, the school has been assisted by The Priory Learning Trust,
which is supporting it fully to put in place measures to improve
school says its students are on course to achieve strong GCSE results
this year and it has also brightened up its site with inspirational
portraits, new signage and better facilities.
Coles, Executive Principal of The Priory Learning Trust, said: "This
is more good news for King Alfred School. We are working every day
to make this school brilliant in every way."
award is largely thanks to the strong team we have at The Priory
Learning Trust in winning awards, with hard work and skill. One
of the benefits of being a MAT (multi academy trust) is to ensure
that we are financially strong and can continue to provide our children
with first class facilities."
Denise Hurr added: "There is a positive feeling across the
school and wider community, and we excited about the future. It
will be hard work but there are great times ahead."
TPLT leads the nearby Priory Community School Academy and Worle
Community School Academy, and have a good track record in school
primary schools, St Annes Church Academy and Castle Batch
Primary School, are also part of The Priory Learning Trust, meaning
there are now 2,387 pupils and students in the Trust.
funding bids are planned over the coming months as further work
to improve the school is planned.