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A Rushcliffe school gets £820,000 share of £9.5 million council grants – see all schools in Notts

A major and ambitious programme of school infrastructure improvements worth £9.5m has been unveiled by Nottinghamshire County Council.

Twenty-three primary and infant schools will benefit over the next two years in a multi-million-pound investment from the council’s School Building Improvement Programme (SBIP), designed and delivered by Arc Partnership, a joint venture between the council and SCAPE.

Each Nottinghamshire borough or district has at least two schools receiving infrastructure improvements, with all works scheduled for completion by the start of the 2024/2025 academic year.

The improvements for each school are variable depending on requirements – but the programme includes replacing ceilings, installing air source heat pumps and upgrading lighting and electrics.

Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Councillor Tracey Taylor, said: “This council is committed to having fit-for-purpose schools, and the £9.5m school building improvement programme for the next two years will deliver them.

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“I’m delighted we’ve now set out our plans to enhance the buildings of more than 20 schools across Nottinghamshire – every borough or district will receive a slice of investment from the programme.

“We pledged in our ten-year council plan to provide sufficient school places and to give parents a greater choice and getting our schools’ infrastructure up to speed will help towards this ambition.”

The council is also investing in the creation of a new primary school in Rushcliffe and expanding two current schools also designed and delivered by Arc Partnership .

A £14m investment into East Leake is providing a new temporary school, which opened in September 2022, and a brand-new permanent building, currently under construction, is expected to welcome over 200 schoolchildren from September 2023.

The council will use part of a £60m allocation provided by the Department for Education to expand the Newark Orchard School and open a satellite SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) facility at King Edward School in Mansfield.

Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Asset Management, Councillor Keith Girling said: “I’m excited for the school-building work we are undertaking in East Leake, Newark and Mansfield.

“The new Spencer Academies Trust-sponsored East Leake primary school will be of huge benefit to a village which many new families have joined in recent years.

“I know local parents will welcome our plans to expand Newark Orchard School and support SEND pupils in Mansfield with a new provision at King Edward School.”

Dan Maher, Managing Director at Arc Partnership said: “The SBIP will ensure that all school pupils across Nottinghamshire continues to benefit from an excellent learning environment, where they can feel inspired and supported.

“We are proud to be working closely with the council to deliver its ambitious programme and ensure real value is provided on each of the projects.

“When complete, each school will be a true asset to not only the pupils but the wider community as well.”



Arnold View Primary School (Gedling)£98,800 – replace the failing outdated gas boilers with high efficiency Gas boiler equivalent. The current pipework and heat distribution system is in good working order, so a full decarbonisation (gas replacement) project is not economically viable at this time.

Bramcote Hills Primary School (Broxtowe)£562,430 – replacement of ceiling, including works to ceiling tiles. Install lighting controls, upgrade existing lighting and emergency lighting and fire alarm system. Replace existing fire barriers where required and improve pipework insulation in ceiling voids.

Bunny Primary School (Rushcliffe)£612,090 – Replace gas fired boiler with air source heat pumps and replace all emitters. Replace existing lighting with new LED, install new absence detection lighting controls and replace emergency lighting. Replace ceilings

Butler’s Hill Infant School (Ashfield)£184,490 – Replace single glazed sliding sash windows with double glazed aluminium windows as the current windows are a health and safety concern due to the window springs failing to hold the windows open.

Dalestorth Primary School (Ashfield) – £850,490 – replace the gas fired boiler with a modern energy efficient gas boiler due to limited space external to the boiler room. Replace emergency lighting, general lighting with LED equivalent and install absence detection lighting controls.

East Markham Primary School (Mansfield)£417,130 – works to resolve internal damp issues in classrooms. Replace/repair guttering and downpipes. Repoint brick and stonework. Apply breathable waterproof masonry protection to external walls. Remove and replace internal plaster. Remove existing wall cavity system and dry line internal walls.

Hallcroft Infant School (Mansfield)£133,210 – replacement wireless fire alarm for wired system, install automatic lighting controls, replace distribution boards. Install suspended ceilings where required. Install fire breaks in ceiling voids where required. Replace gas boiler for high efficiency equivalent.

Heatherley Primary School (Ashfield) – £52,800 – replace sections of the roof elevation and remove unrequired roof lights and tile over to resolve roof leaks Ashfield 01159 John Blow Primary Replace gas boiler with air source heat pumps and replace associated pipework and emitters.

John Blow Primary School (Newark and Sherwood)£846,264 – Replace gas boiler with air source heat pumps and replace associated pipework and emitters.

Kinoulton Primary School (Rushcliffe)£821,980 – replace original ceilings with new suspended ceiling system. Replace existing lighting for LED. Replace pipework and emitters.

Morvern Park Primary School (Ashfield)£640,930 – replace roof battens, valleys, hip tiles, slates and flashing on pitched roofs. Install loft insulation and replace roof light. Replace gutter and pipes for PVC. Upgrade all flat roofs and roof lights

Northfield Primary School (Mansfield) – £170,860 – conversion and renovation of the kitchen from gas to modern electric, eliminating the ventilation issues associated with the gas installation.

Orchard Primary School (Ashfield)£815,419 -replacement of ceiling, including works to ceiling tiles, upgrade lighting, replace wireless fire alarm system for wired system and incorporating works identified through the site risk assessments. Replace flat roof covering and improve insulation. Replace pitched roof with new slat and re bed the ridge tiles to newer roof elevations.

Phoenix Infant School (Gedling)£1,222,000 – replace flat roof coverings, replace roof lights and improve insulation. Replace cement cladding to elevations. Replace windows, external doors, facias and soffits. Replace hall ceiling and install new insulation. Replace remaining old emitters and carry out legionella works.

Pinewood Infant School (Gedling)£85,340 – conversion and renovation of the kitchen from gas to modern electric, eliminating the ventilation issues associated with the gas installation.

Queen Eleanor Primary School (Newark and Sherwood)£333,820 replace all heating pipework and emitters. Upgrade general lighting, emergency lighting and install lighting controls.

St Annes C of E Primary School (Bassetlaw)£62,664 – replace single glazed sliding sash windows with double glazed aluminium windows. Replace flat roof and improve insulation.

St Peters C of E Primary School (Bassetlaw) – £478,210 – replace oil fired boiler with air source heat pumps. Upgrade existing electrical supply. Replace all heat emitters, upgrade ceilings tiles, general lighting and emergency lighting where required.

Stanhope Primary School (Gedling)£237,510 – replace Upper School roof covering and upgrade insulation. Replace existing roof lights with triple skin polycarbonate glazed domes.

Trent Vale Infant School (Broxtowe) – £132,510 – carry out structural repairs to concrete canopy that has eroded.

Walkeringham Primary Replace (Bassetlaw)£542,650 – gas boiler with air source heat pumps. Install emergency lighting in areas without. Install energy saving lighting controls. Upgrade fire alarm system.

Woodborough Woods Primary School (Gedling) – £375,190 – replace gas boilers with high efficiency modern equivalent. Replace all heat emitters and pipework.

Woodthorpe Infant School (Gedling)£228,100 – conversion and renovation of the kitchen from gas to modern electric, eliminating the ventilation issues associated with the gas installation.

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