We are carrying out more maintenance improvements to school buildings than ever this year, with work taking place at a number of primary schools across South Gloucestershire over the summer holidays and in to the autumn.
This maintenance work includes new roofing, heating and water services, replacement electrical work and new windows.
The investment totals over £2 million in maintenance in this year alone and forms part of a four year programme of work totalling £7.5 million.
Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Employment Cllr Erica Williams said: “Improving educational standards in South Gloucestershire is our top priority and we want to make sure that our pupils have the best school facilities available that we are able to provide. These considerable improvements that are taking place at a number of primary schools across our area will help ensure that we are adequately prepared for the future.”
South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has approved a record £78 million investment into schools over the next four years, funding the creation of new schools as well as capital improvements to a number of existing school buildings.
A full list of the maintenance work to be carried out is below and will all be completed before the end of the year.
Frampton Cotterell Primary School
£945,000 Complete electrical re-wire, replacement of suspended ceiling, heating, hot and cold water services pipework
Samuel Whites Infant School
£200,000 Curtain walling (non-structural, outer covering of a building)
Hawkesbury Primary School
£150,000 Replacing roofing
Cadbury Heath Primary School
£135,000 Replacing boiler plant and heating controls
St John’s Mead Primary School
£130,000 Replacing boiler plant in main building
£50,000 Replacing low level windows
Olveston Primary School
£116,000 Rewire part of the ‘old school’ building and replacing heating in KS1 area
Crossways Junior School
£103,000 Replacing hot and cold water services
Crossways Infant School
£96,000 Replacing hot and cold water services
£80,000 Replacing obsolete heating / hot water controls
Oldbury-on-Severn Primary School
£50,000 Replacing roofing (flat roof)
£50,000 Mains electricity alterations.