Tang Hall Primary School has been named as one of sixty-one schools across the country to be prioritised as part of the government’s £1bn flagship School Rebuilding Programme.

The Department for Education will start a project to replace or refurbish one or more buildings at the school, setting the school up for high educational standards for all its pupils for decades to come.

New buildings will be energy efficient designs with high sustainability standards, and will be net zero in operation offering excellent facilities. Transforming the learning environment and supporting teachers to deliver a high-quality education, so that pupils gain the knowledge, skills and qualifications they need to succeed.

Across the School Rebuilding Programme, the rebuilds and refurbishments will create modern education environments, providing new facilities from classrooms and science labs, to sports halls and dining rooms.

The new school buildings will also be net-zero carbon in operation, helping meet the government’s net zero target.

Education Secretary, James Cleverly, said: “Our School Rebuilding Programme is already making a difference to the lives of pupils and their teachers. It is creating greener school sites that are fit for the future and that local communities can be proud of.”

“We know how important it is to have high-quality school facilities. That is why we continue to invest billions in our rebuilding programme.”

Headteacher, Jo Slack, “We are thrilled to have made it on to the School Rebuilding Programme. This is really exciting news and we look forward to sharing more information with our families and the wider community as the project develops.”

Tang Hall Primary School is part of Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust, a partnership of ten church and community schools serving more than 4,200 children and their families across York.

Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust CEO, Andrew Daly, said: “This is fantastic news for the school and the wider community of Tang Hall. As a Trust, we are committed to delivering an excellent education to all the children we serve and this investment will ensure the school can continue to deliver high-quality provision for the families of Tang Hall for many years to come.”

Hempland Primary School, also part of Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust, was successful in the second round of the School Rebuilding Programme announced in July 2021.