North Cadbury SchoolThe Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) is an annual bidding round for eligible academies, sixth-form colleges and non-diocesan VA schools to apply for capital funding. The priority for the fund is to address significant condition need, keeping education provider buildings safe and in good working order. This includes funding projects to address health and safety issues, building compliance and poor building condition.
In November we put in a CIF bid and heard last week that it has been successful, so we will be getting 'Funding for Urgent Classroom Block Renewal'. This is fantastic news enabling us to plan for replacement of most of the temporary classrooms that have been on the school site for many many years. This has been on the schools wish list for a long time and it is now going to become a reality!
It is still early days but the school will wish to progress matters as soon as possible. We will be meeting architects and building surveyors shortly and we will keep you informed of progress.
We have a fantastic team at the school who have worked so hard over the last 2 years to bring significant positive change to the school. Children, parents and staff are all working together with a really dynamic feel to the school. The staff have been amazing particularly over these last 3 months helping the children (and parents) with the challenges of home schooling and providing support to key workers and their families.
This grant is a significant boost to the school and, being a key facility in the parish, I trust that the parish council will see it as a real boost to the village as well.
8th July 2020