MP backs school’s funding bid for two-storey classroom block

David Wilson Director at David Wilson Partnership Architects, Lucy Holland from David Wilson Partner

David Wilson Director at David Wilson Partnership Architects, Lucy Holland from David Wilson Partnership Architects, Louise Miller- Marshall, Principal Pilton Community College and Sir Nick Harvey MP. - Credit: Archant

North Devon MP Nick Harvey visited Pilton Community College to view the new plans.

David Wilson Director at David Wilson Partnership Architects, Lucy Holland from David Wilson Partner

David Wilson Director at David Wilson Partnership Architects, Lucy Holland from David Wilson Partnership Architects, Louise Miller- Marshall, Principal Pilton Community College and Sir Nick Harvey MP. - Credit: Archant

NORTH Devon MP Nick Harvey has thrown his support behind plans to build a new classroom block at Pilton Community College.

The two-storey block will be linked to the main building and replace the temporary classrooms which have fallen into disrepair.

A planning application for the development was submitted to North Devon Council in January and is currently awaiting a decision.

Mr Harvey said: “The existing hutted accommodation is draughty, in a poor state of repair and definitely not fit for purpose.


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“I would definitely support the school in its bid for funding for the replacement, and the investment in education in the heart of our community.”

The school has put in a bid for a £1.5million grant from the government’s Education Funding Agency.

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Louise Miller-Marshall, Principal of Pilton Community College, said: “The new classroom block would enable us to have a 21st century environment to teach in, and we cannot wait for the project to be able to move ahead if funding is granted. “It will be a real boost to our drive to move educational standards forward, and be a great asset to our school community.”

The school hopes to receive news on the funding by early April.

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