£83 million school rebuilding programme axed
6th July 2010
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An £83 million programme to rebuild and remodel schools across Bolton has been axed in budget cutbacks announced by the Government.


The 'Building Schools for the Future' programme was cut by Education Secretary, Michael Gove in a nationwide attempt to save the £55 billion alloted to it.


The scheme would have seen seven key schools within Bolton rebuilt or remodelled by the end of 2012, including revamped classrooms, sports provisions and student facilities.


Schools prepared to benefit from the programme were Bolton Muslim Girls School, Westhoughton High School, Sharples School, Smithills, Little Lever and Rumworth Special School.


David Crausby, MP for Bolton North East, commented: “This will seriously damage the prospects of future generations of pupils.”

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