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Award of Development Funding

The Challenge

The Department for Education made available £450 million through the Condition Improvement Fund programme. There were 2,016 applications for 3,034 projects, following the assessment of applications the Department of Education in 2024-25 will provide funding for 866 of those projects at 733 academies, sixth-form colleges, and voluntary-aided schools.

Adele Pinder, Trust Director of Estates and Compliance, said, “This is an extremely exciting time for the Wonder Learning Partnership. We have worked extremely hard to secure this funding alongside our partners and look forward to working alongside them to deliver the projects to ensure our schools are providing the best learning spaces for our children.”


The Solution

The Wonder Learning Partnership has great pleasure in announcing its success in being the only Trust or school in the East Riding of Yorkshire to secure funding though the Department for Education’s Condition Improvement Fund Programme for the following projects:

  • Melbourne Primary School for the construction of two new classrooms.
  • Woldgate School and Sixth Form College for the upgrade of the Fire Detection System, Replacement Fire Doors, Emergency Lighting plus further works for the building which is not being replaced as part of the already granted Rebuild Programme

There are a number of other major estates projects taking place across the Wonder Learning Partnership now and within the coming months. The DfE Schools Rebuild Programme has started at Woldgate School and Sixth Form College, this will deliver a new Main School Building, a Sports Building with Sports Hall, Activity Studio, Fitness Suite and Food Servery/Dining Area and a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).

The Wonder Learning Partnership is also with the Local Authority funding the addition of two new classrooms at Pocklington Junior School to increase capacity. These are due for completion by September 2025. Jonathan Britton, Trust CEO, added, “There will also be a 3-year refurbishment plan to develop ‘Wonder Learning Spaces’ across classrooms and teaching spaces in all Wonder Learning Partnership primary schools. We are committed to creating environments for both colleagues and children to flourish and look forward to seeing learning spaces develop.”

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