Funding for Mildenhall College Academy under Priority Schools Building Programme

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Mildenhall College Academy is among the successful schools to be awarded funding under the second phase of the Government’s Priority Schools Building Programme.

The latest round of funding means that 39 schools in the East of England will receive money to rebuild or refurbish their facilities.

Mildenhall’s buildings in Bury Road date back to the 1970s and were intended only for about 15 years of life.

Improvements have been made but principal Susan Byles is hoping the funding will pave the way for a move to the proposed Mildenhall Community Hub in Sheldrake Way which will see a new school building there alongside a new leisure centre, council offices, health centre and library.

She said: “I’m very excited by this announcement but we have yet to find out how much funding we will receive.”

The school made its bid through the Academy Transformation Trust for a refurbishment or rebuilding of school premises for Years seven to 11.

Ms Byles said that the best outcome would be to build a new school at Sheldrake Way and she believed there was the political will in making the hub happen.

Discussions will now take place between the Department for Education and the Trust before the exact amount of funding is determined.