Riverside Primary School in Seacombe and The Mosslands School in Wallasey are set to receive state-of-the-art rebuilds or refurbishments that will transform education for their pupils.
Both schools will receive major upgrades after being awarded funds that will transform education for their pupils as part of a national £1bn investment to level up education.
The new buildings will be energy-efficient designs with high sustainability standards and will be net zero in operation. Offering excellent facilities, the upgrades will transform the learning environment and support teachers to deliver a high-quality education, so that pupils gain the knowledge, skills and qualifications they need to succeed.
The new school buildings will be net-zero carbon in operation, helping meet the Government’s net-zero target.
Simone White, Wirral Council’s Director for Children, Families and Education, said, “I am delighted with the funding decision. The work will transform the educational environment children learn in, ensuring all children have access to high-quality facilities and activities to help them fulfil their potential.”
The commitment to rebuild and refurbish the schools most in need is part of Government’s wider Schools White Paper commitments, to ensure that by 2030 every child will be taught a broad and ambitious curriculum, with access to high-quality extra-curricular provision, in a school with high expectations and strong standards of behaviour.
Cllr Paul Stuart, Labour councillor for Seacombe, said, “It has been a long time coming since Riverside Primary was promised a new school.”
Cllr Stuart worked alongside Wallasey MP, Dame Angela Eagle, in supporting the school in their campaign to ensure delivery of what has been promised.
“The school staff are amazing. [They are] dedicated to providing the best education for the children despite the condition of the school.
“At long last, the children at Riverside will have a modern, energy-efficient, state-of-the-art, fit-for-purpose educational facility which will complement the fantastic teaching staff and dedicated governors.”
Christina Lahive, Headteacher at Riverside Primary School, added, “It is such wonderful news that the children, parents and staff of Riverside Primary School are getting the building that they deserve. We are so excited to be given this opportunity to embed ourselves even more firmly as the beating heart of our community.”
Parents at both schools will be kept informed about construction plans for the new school facilities as more details become available.