Two schools in Wallasey are among sixty-one schools across the country that are set to receive state of the art rebuilds or refurbishments that will transform education for their pupils.
In his first announcement as Education Secretary, James Cleverly confirmed the investment in Mosslands School and Riverside Primary School to provide children and students with access to new, modern classrooms as part of the School Rebuilding Programme.
The 61 projects will be backed by over £1bn of funding.
Work to deliver the projects will start immediately. It will include updating and modernising buildings, and creating state of the art facilities such as new sports halls, music rooms, science labs and dining areas.
The new school buildings will be net-zero carbon in operation, helping meet the Government’s net-zero target.
Since 2010, around 500 schools have been refurbished or rebuilt under government programmes.
Councillor Lesley Rennie (Conservative, Wallasey Ward), said: "I am delighted that both schools have been included in this latest phase of investment - as part of the plan for every child to be taught a broad and ambitious curriculum with staff and pupils working and studying to top facilities. This is good news for Wallasey."
Education Secretary James Cleverly added: "Our School Rebuilding Programme is already making a difference to the lives of pupils and their teachers. It is creating greener school sites that are fit for the future and that local communities can be proud of.
"We know how important it is to have high-quality school facilities. That is why we continue to invest billions in our rebuilding programme."
Alongside the new rebuilding programme, the Government has committed £1.8 billion in financial year 2022-23 for maintaining and improving the school estate, as part of £13.1 billion allocated since 2015.
Details of the School Rebuilding Programme can be found here