Funding earmarked to expand schools
More than £3.5million has been allocated by the county council to increase pupil capacity at three schools in south-east Northumberland.
At Tuesday’s meeting of the decision-making cabinet, it was agreed to use £4.5million of the Basic Need Grant for New Delaval and Horton Grange Primaries in Blyth and Whytrig Middle in Seaton Valley as well as Chantry Middle School in Morpeth.
Basic Need Capital grant is provided by the Department of Education to help councils in fulfilling their duty to ensure there are sufficient school places for children in their areas. Northumberland’s allocation for... read more
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