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More funding for Cleeve School


Cleeve School will receive £5 million of investment to expand the school over the next three years.

At Gloucestershire County Council's cabinet meeting today, extra money was approved for new school buildings. This is to help make sure there are enough secondary school places in the area as new homes are being built.

The  money comes from s106 funding from developers as part of planning permission. This can be used in the local area for things like school expansions, community facilities or road improvements.

The decision is part of the council's medium to long term financial strategy. Members were asked to agree extra funding for the capital programme, which is used to support improvement work at schools and other schemes.

Cleeve School consulted on their plans to expand earlier in the year by adding two forms of entry over the next three years. 

Cllr Paul McLain, cabinet member for children and young people, said: "This is a really positive commitment from the developer and this council.

"Cleeve School has worked hard to put in place a masterplan that will help it to meet the local demand for school places over the coming years.

"It is great news for students, staff and the local community."

Cllr Robert Bird, local member for Bishops Cleeve, said: "There is a need for extra places at Cleeve School, so this is excellent news for the local community.

"This section 106 funding will help them to get started on their expansion plans, which will help to meet the demand in the local area."

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