Seven Salford schools are set to benefit from more than £1.7m funds from the City Council.

The allocation of the ‘Section 106’ money was approved by the council this month from funds secured through new developments.

Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said: “It is fantastic to be able to allocate Section 106 funding towards our local schools. The money is vital as the schools expand to cope with the demand for places and a growing population in our city.”

Small amounts of the funds were also given to four Salford primary schools to direct further improvements.

Mayor Dennet said: “At Salford City Council, we have a proven track record of securing Section 106 money from developers to help mitigate the impact of development on our local communities. We have secured more than £30 million since 2010 and it is spent on providing affordable homes, park upgrades, footpaths, nature reserves, schools and public art to name just a few.”

Salford City Council said: “More than £677,000 has been allocated to the Deans Primary School in Swinton to help with the previous expansion and relocation of the school.

Wharton Primary School in Little Hulton has received just over £635,000 towards incurred expansion costs and more than £288,000 has been allocated towards St Luke’s CE Primary School to contribute towards the relocation of the school.”

The money allocated to Deans Primary School has been provided through a development at Campbell road in Swinton.

Wharton Primary School was provided with funds of £300,000 from the former Eaton works development in Walkden and a scheme at Highclove Lane has provided a £335,000 in excess funds.

Furthermore, Salford City Council said: “The allocation to St Luke’s CE Primary School takes the contribution from the Former Hope High School site to just over £379,000 to add to £394,000 that has previously been spent from a development on Weaste Lane.”

Find out more here: £1.7 million set for Salford schools from new developments • Salford City Council


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