Schools in Kirklees are set for a major boost with the council on the verge of approving a £4.2 million investment.

If approved at a meeting on April 13th, 30 schools around the area will benefit from a cash injection for a range of works including new roofs, electrical equipment, heating, lighting and access for people with disabilities.

Approximately £3 million of the proposed money has already been allocated to specific projects with the remaining £1.2 million being dolled out over the coming months.

“The proposals are about improving outcomes for our children and young people by providing access to high quality facilities,” said Mel Meggs, Strategic Director for Children’s Services. “The investment would enable learning to be delivered in warm and secure environments so that pupils have the best opportunities to fulfil their potential.

“Kirklees schools do fantastic work in providing high standards of care and education. Upgrading facilities across the district is just one of the ways we are supporting their efforts.
David Shepherd, Strategic Director for Growth and Regeneration, added: “Investment in improving school buildings is a vital part of our vision for Kirklees.

“The proposed works would reduce the Kirklees carbon footprint and further enhance the council’s Climate Emergency work, increasing our use of sustainable technology and cutting energy usage.