Mill Green gets its share of the funding pot

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A ST Helens special needs school has won a massive cash injection.

Mill Green special school will share in an investment pot of £17bn allocated to councils across the country to support school improvements.

Mill Green, at Newton le Willows, is one of the 261 schools to be successful out of a total of 587 who made a bid for the money.

The money is part of the national Priority School Building Programme which aims to improve school buildings.

Although work will begin immediately schools await their own timetable of work. The first schools will be open in 2014 and priority is being given to special schools.

Councillor Alison Bacon, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “To be successful from such a massive bidding list is wonderful. It is right that the condition needs of special schools are met as quickly as possible.”