MP backs school’s funding bid for two-storey classroom block
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North Devon MP Nick Harvey visited Pilton Community College to view the new plans.
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.