The Academy Trust has confirmed that funding totalling £1.84 million has been secured from the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) to enable a building improvement programme for two academies.

Sue Samson, Chief Executive Officer, said: ‘It’s important that our children and teachers have the best environment for learning and teaching that we can provide and the Trust supports all its academies in finding ways to improve their buildings and facilities. We are delighted that Kingsham Primary School and Frogmore Junior School have been able to access additional Government funding through this year’s CIF allocation.’

Kingsham Primary School in Chichester has been awarded a significant grant of £204,000 to improve the weatherproofing of the main hall, replacing windows, doors and sills, and insulating some of the walls. This will improve the environment for assembly, lunch times and PE lessons and generally provide much-needed improvements to the school environment.

Frogmore Junior School in Hampshire has been awarded £1.636 million for a project which will run for two years and will enable the academy to replace the glazing and re-clad the exterior of the building, improving both its external and internal environment.

A total of more than £435 million has been awarded to 1,030 academies and sixth-form colleges from the CIF this year.