A secondary school for boys in Brentford has been selected to receive a share of a £2bn government fund.
Gunnersbury Catholic School, located on The Ride, will use the money from the Department for Education towards refurbishing its dilapidated sports hall, following a bid for funding last year.
Headteacher Kevin Burke was delighted to hear his school had secured some funding, last Monday (February 10), from the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP) created to make sure children across the country have the best schools to learn in.
Mr Burke said: “We are delighted to have secured funding from the Department of Education to replace our current sports hall and PE accommodation.
"At Gunnersbury Catholic School sport and physical activity have always been viewed as integral to a quality education.
"The proposed developments will enable the continued provision of outstanding sporting opportunities, education and enjoyment to our current and future students.”
MP for Brentford and Isleworth, Mary Macleod, who spoke to education secretary Nicky Morgan at a one-to-one meeting last year about the bid, and visited the school in the autumn followed by a letter to the minister, was pleased to hear the news.
Ms Macleod said: “When I visited the school in late October, It was clear that it was an outstanding place to learn with a great team behind it.
"I was happy to support Mr Burke’s bid for funding to rebuild the sports hall and PE accommodation.
"I know how important sport is to the school and this funding will really help to support their already growing sport programmes and opportunities.”