A MAJOR investment of £3 million will be spent replacing temporary classroom buildings and making improvements at Woverley CE Secondary School.

Worcestershire County Council has committed up to £3 million towards much-needed improvements at the Blakeshall Lane school, with half of the funding coming from developer contributions from the new Lea Castle and Wavers Chase housing projects.

The cash boost will help to replace temporary classrooms with permanent buildings and progress a number of other condition works around the school.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Bryn Thomas, head of Wolverley CE Secondary SchoolBryn Thomas, head of Wolverley CE Secondary School

Bryn Thomas, Wolverley headteacher, said: “We are absolutely delighted that we are receiving this much needed investment in our school facilities and look forward to sharing further details with our school community in the near future.

"The school has ambition unlimited for all of our students and this investment will support us to continue to improve the life chances of local young people and their families.

"We thank the local authority for their continued support and cannot wait to start work on such an exciting and impactful project.”

Councillor Marcus Hart, cabinet member for education and skills, said: "It’s great news that the condition funding of £1.5 million, and £1.5 million from developer contributions from the new Lea Castle and Weavers Chase housing developments, has been allocated to help improve the current teaching accommodation at Wolverley School.

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"The school has provided a good educational experience for students, however it will be great to provide an improved and permanent environment for all learning through this programme of work.

"Ensuring our school buildings are maintained is a key priority of the county council and one area that we will continue to improve in order to help our pupils reach their full potential.”

The funding detail is still to be finalised. The programme of work is due to be considered by the school's governors at a meeting later this month.