£500,000 grant allows two city schools to start their merger

14 schools in our region will receive money from the Condition Improvement Fund

14 schools in our region will receive money from the Condition Improvement Fund - Credit: PA

Two city schools will be able to start their merger after receiving a £500,000 government grant.

Costessey junior and infant schools were among 14 academies in the region which will take a share of the £67m funding from the Condition Improvement Fund for 2015-16.

Other schools set to benefit are East Norfolk Sixth Form College (west block roofs), Wymondham College (transformer upgrade), Wymondham High (window replacement), Lynn Grove High (roof repairs/replacement), Sheringham High (outdoor dining facility), Hellesdon High (window and roof repairs), Flegg High (new changing room), Hobart High (flat roof replacement), St Clement's High (roof repairs), Duchy of Lancaster Methwold Primary (oil tank, kitchen and hall), Marham Infants (heating service, windows), All Saints Academy (boilers and toilets) and Kessingland Primary (re-roofing glazed atrium).

Katie Lawson, head of the Costessey schools, said merging them on a single site would allow them to better share resources.

She said: 'It gives the opportunity for reception children to work with children from Year 6. Although at the moment we do that through our transition process, it eases it. You take away the fear of moving from one school to another. All the children can work together and be familiar with their surroundings.'

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