Workington MP welcomes school repair grant success

Mark Jenkinson MP for Workington is delighted that Fairfield Primary School has been awarded a Condition Improvement Funding grant for repairs on their school.

Mark visited the school shortly before the summer holidays and discussed the condition of the building with headteacher Chris Steele.

Chris Steele said: "We have been trying to get the funding to replace the Victorian ceilings and roofs on our building for a couple of years. We were unsuccessful in the first round of Condition Improvement Funding this Year.

However, through this most recent round we have been granted the funding. We have received £151,000 to remove and replace the roof and ceiling of our lower building. This will help our school significantly as we will be able to update the classrooms in the building and it will create a much nicer environment for the children."

Mark Jenkinson MP for Workington constituency said ‘CIF funding is essential to maintain schools. Fairfield Primary School is located in an old building with a significantly sized roof.

It was important that repairs to this structure were carried out and I am pleased that this funding from Government has enabled these works, ensuring that the school is able to put more of their money into the education of their children. ‘

The work is due to commence in 2021 and will hopefully be followed up with the same project on our other Victorian building the following year.