Building Grant Approved

Building Grant Approved

As if we don’t have enough building work, we have just heard that we have been awarded £128,011 for the replacement of our skylights. The funding comes from the Academies Capital Maintenance Programme. This is a competitive bidding process, about half the bids the Programme received have been approved so we are delighted that we have been successful. After almost 50 years of lack of investment into the school buildings, since becoming an Academy two years ago we have benefited from significant development.

The current building work is a major project, over £1 million, to replace the windows and cladding. It is causing much disruption within school, as rooms are closed for the work to be completed. I am grateful to staff and students for their tolerance and understanding. The work has proved more challenging than originally anticipated but completion is still expected by Easter 2013. The hoped-for outcome is shown, although the details of the signage are not yet finalised.

ILK - Wednesday 19 December 2012