Potters Bar school scoops grant for new building

Potters Bar's MP Oliver Dowden

Potters Bar's MP Oliver Dowden - Credit: Archant

A Potters Bar school has been granted funding to replace one of its main buildings.

Dame Alice Owen’s has been given the money by the Department for Education for its new teaching block, after its application was supported by Hertsmere MP Oliver Dowden.

He told the Potters Bar Edition today that he was “delighted” to hear the news.

“I have supported this application and am glad that all our efforts have come to fruition,” Mr Dowden said.

“The school will now finally be able to replace the existing block and provide excellent new facilities for its students.”

Funding has been allocated from the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund, which is made available for academies and sixth-form colleges to apply for.

It is there to ensure that school buildings are safe and in good working order, and also supports expansion projects for schools that are rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

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Mr Dowden added: “I hope this announcement will come as welcome news and I will continue my efforts to make sure that our community gets the excellent schools it deserves.”