Fareham schools included in rebuilding programme

THREE schools in the Borough of Fareham are to benefit as part of a nationwide rebuilding programme.

Cuncillor Roz Chadd, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Lead Member for Children’s Services, said: “We are committed to raising standards across our educational estate and ensuring that children in Hampshire have access to high-quality learning environments that are well-equipped to meet their needs.

“We continue to make the case on the national stage, for ongoing investment and are delighted to see seven of our schools named in the DfE’s latest School Rebuilding Programme announcement.”

She added: “We very much look forward to working with each of the schools and the DfE in the coming years to establish the next steps and explore the potential opportunities. Any future plans will of course be consulted on with parents, school staff and the wider communities in each area.”

The Schools Rebuilding Programme was first launched by the DfE in 2020 and carries out major reconstruction and refurbishment projects at schools and sixth-form colleges, with buildings prioritised according to their condition.

The seven Hampshire schools that have been provisionally prioritised in the latest round are:

  • Orchard Lea Infant School, Fareham
  • Horndean Church of England Junior School, Horndean
  • Marchwood Church of England Infant School, Marchwood
  • The Hurst School Secondary School, Baughurst
  • Cranbourne Secondary School, Basingstoke
  • Lakeside School Special School, Chandlers Ford
  • Baycroft School Special School, Stubbington

These will join Orchard Lea Junior School, in Fareham, which was announced in a previous round of the programme.

PICTURED: Hampshire County Council Deputy Leader Roz Chadd