More than £4m to be spent improving school buildings in Kirklees

School buildings across Kirklees - including 13 in Dewsbury, Batley and Spen - are to receive investment totalling more than £4m.

Sunday, 25th April 2021, 11:00 am
Spen Valley High is among the schools to benefit

The cash, approved by Kirklees Council’s decision-making cabinet last week, will go towards improvements such as new roofs, electrical equipment, heating and lighting systems, and access for children with disabilities.

Around £3m has been earmarked for specific projects, with £1.2m set to be allocated to other works over the coming months. The council says much work is being planned to take place during school holidays to minimise the impact on pupils and staff.

David Shepherd, the council’s strategic director for growth and regeneration, said it would be “a huge undertaking” to complete projects in so many different buildings during the six-week summer break “but that’s our commitment”.

Among the schools are Birkenshaw CE Primary; Earlsheaton Infants; Headlands CE School, Liversedge; Hyrstmount Junior School, Batley; Lydgate Junior and Infants, Batley; Manorfield Infants and Nursery, Batley; Purlwell Infants and Nursery, Batley; Ravensthorpe CE Juniors; Roberttown CE J&I; Spen Valley High & Sports College; St John’s CE Infants, Dewsbury; Staincliffe CE Junior School and Westborough High School, Dewsbury.