Liverpool Pounds 100m rebuild gets green light

26th June 2009 at 01:00

High-tech schools worth more than Pounds 100 million have been given the go-ahead by Liverpool City Council.

The new wave of schools will see 18,000 pupils benefit from new facilities.

Under the Building Schools for the Future scheme, five schools will become four, receiving a total of Pounds 113 million for rebuilding work.

Archbishop Blanch High and St Margaret's High will be merged in a Pounds 45 million city centre plan.

Archbishop Beck in Walton will be given Pounds 26 million; De La Salle in Croxteth will receive Pounds 18 million, and Notre Dame in Everton will get Pounds 24 million for redevelopment work.

Keith Turner, the city council's executive member for education, said: "This programme will raise education standards in Liverpool even further. It will make our schools available to the local community, ensuring residents can benefit from all of the state- of-the-art facilities and enhance their own learning skills and qualifications.

"It is about providing the very best education for our young people for generations to come, and the very best in local community resources."

The schools will receive funding between now and 2017. Work is expected to begin by 2011.

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