Primary Academy one of only 227 across the country to get additional government funding for buildings
Beacon View Primary Academy in Paulsgrove is one of just over 200 schools across the country to have been awarded additional government funding as part of the Priority School Building Programme.
The money will be used by the academy to upgrade its existing accommodation and facilities for the benefit of pupils at the Allaway Avenue school.
The school, along with experts from United Learning who sponsor the academy, will now decide how best to use the money and agree with the Education Funding Agency exactly how it will be spent.
Commenting on the good news, Matthew Westgarth, Executive Principal of Beacon View said:
'We’ve always made the most of the facilities we have here and, as a result, we have a very happy, thriving school. But, our buildings are in real need of development to bring them up to the standards of the very best in the country.
'This award shows that the government recognises that our students deserve better facilities and this will ensure that we can design something excellent for the school.
'Our pupils love their time at Beacon View. But this award will mean that their time here will be even better as they will learn in much better buildings.'
The school does not yet know exactly how much additional funding they will receive under the award and therefore decisions on what improvements will be made to the school have not yet been made. Improvements under discussion may include improvements to the condition of the classrooms, corridors, assembly halls, dining halls and toilets. The school will also look to undertake repairs of the roof and replacement of internal and external doors and windows in order to bring the school up to a 21st century standard.