Youngsters and staff at Linchfield Comunity Primary School can look forward to using a brand new building after a successful bid for cash from the Government.
As reported in last week’s Lincolnshire Free Press, the Deeping St James school is in line for a grant of at least £250,000 from the Department of Education’s Priority School Building Programme to help replace three mobile classrooms.
Headteacher Andy Fawkes (pictured with pupils) said: “It’s been a long time coming but we’re delighted to have been successful and the staff are over the moon that soon, they won’t have to teach in such poor surroundings.
“I arrived at the school in September 2013 and a couple of months later, I met with an education officer from Lincolnshire County Council and took them round the school to show them the state of our buildings.
“I made the point that they weren’t good enough for the children of this community and how we were going to improve them.
“Ever since then, we’ve worked with the school’s building team to look at various ways of financing the scheme and we’re going to replace the three mobile classrooms we have here with a permanent structure.
“We’ve come on a heck of a journey and my expectations are excellence, but these buildings don’t reflect excellence.
“The Government grant is a major coup for us and it’s a big priority in putting the community back into Linchfield.”