Horton Kirby Primary School receives £580k for a new heating networkLuke Dobson
A School in Dartford have received £580 thousand for a new heating network as part of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.
Horton Kirby Church of England Primary School have received £579,490 for a new heating network which will be completed before September 2021. As part of the scheme, a £1bn fund is available to public bodies to apply for funding for carbon-reducing initiatives.
Property and construction consultancy Ingleton Wood, have put a bid together which has been reviewed and approved by the awarding body, Salix Finance.
Nick Thomas, Operations Officer for The Aletheia Anglican Academies Trust, to which the school belongs said “This is great news that will benefit both the environment and our pupils.
“This will also cut energy costs – savings which will be spent on the education of Aletheia Trust pupils.
“We are very grateful to Salix Finance and everyone else who has been involved in acquiring this important grant.”
The funding provided by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has been designed to encourage green investment, supporting the Government’s net-zero and clean growth goals.
Mr Glenn Pollard, Headteacher at Horton Kirby Church of England Primary School said: “we are grateful to the Trust and all involved in delivering this project. This is fantastic news; we have contended with extremes of temperature in our classrooms for some considerable time.
“The children will now be in comfortable classrooms throughout the year, warm in winter and cool in summer”