ANDOVER will not benefit from the latest round of funding aimed at transforming facilities and improving school buildings.

580 building projects at academies, sixth form colleges and voluntary aided schools in England to transform facilities and improve school buildings.

The funding will be used to repair and upgrade school facilities and create modern, fit-for-purpose spaces that meet schools’ needs. A total of 580 building projects across the country are involved.

Of those 580, eight projects have been given funding in Hampshire, but none for Andover.

Works include security and safeguarding works at The Coppice Spring Academy in Basingstoke and refurbishment of science labs at Winchester's Perins School.

This week's funding comes from the £560 million announced by the Prime Minister last month to help the nation bounce back from the pandemic.

The government is also bringing forward £200 million for FE colleges this year, as part of plans for £1.5 billion of investment over five years to transform the FE college estate.

The Prime Minister’s new ten-year school rebuilding programme also starts this year, supported by over £1 billion in funding for the first 50 projects. This investment will be targeted at school buildings in the worst condition across England – including substantial investment in the North and the Midlands.