Six Coventry schools set to get rebuilt

By Matthew Bates Wednesday 13 February 2013 Updated: 14/02 11:39

SCHOOLS rebuilt under a massive government programme will be left with ageing equipment, it has emerged.

The Priority School Building Programme will only fund buildings and fixed equipment, leaving teachers using old tables and chairs.

One head teacher described the process to The Observer as tipping the building upside down with the school funding everything that fell out itself. Six city schools were picked last year as being in urgent need of repair.

One of those, Richard Lee Primary School, was even forced to teach lessons in corridors after classrooms were thought to be too damp.

Education chiefs defended the plan and said it was important children had the right environment to study.

A Department for Education spokesperson added: "The programme will provide new buildings for those schools, including fixed furniture in science laboratories and other fixed equipment.

"Where it has been agreed that a school will expand, the Government will provide further funding for extra ICT, furniture and equipment to accommodate additional pupils."

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