Lydgate Junior School is one of six schools in Sheffield celebrating the news that they have been selected to be part of the Department for Education’s £1bn school rebuilding programme, This takes the number of Sheffield schools to benefit to seven.
The programme includes 239 schools nationwide that will receive funding for their school to be refurbished or rebuilt to support levelling up opportunities across the country. The staff and pupils from each of the six Sheffield schools can now look forward to working and learning in state-of-the-art facilities, setting the school up for high educational standards for all its pupils for decades to come.
Across the School Rebuilding Programme, the rebuilds and refurbishments will create modern education environments and provide new facilities. Redevelopments will also be net zero carbon in operation, helping to meet Sheffield’s net zero ambitions.
While details around the exact amount of funding and timescales for delivery are still to be confirmed, DfE representatives, the local authority- maintained schools and the Sheffield City Council will begin engagement on initial consultation plans.
Further details on the plans and timescales for delivery will be announced in the coming months.
All the schools will remain open throughout the redevelopment.