County Hall approves plans to spend £2.5million on the Deanes School

Echo: County Hall approves plans to spend £2.5million on the Deanes School County Hall approves plans to spend £2.5million on the Deanes School

COUNTY Hall has agreed to spend £2.5million refurbishing the Deanes School.

Essex County Council approved the plans for the school in Daws Heath Road, Thundersley, during a cabinet meeting this morning.

The work will take place over the summer and is expected to be finished by September.

It comes after the Government’s adjudicator ruled to save the Deanes from closure last month.

The ruling Tory administration also approved plans to commit £14million towards rebuilding the Glenwood School in Rushbottom Lane, Benfleet on a new site for 150 pupils as well as 60 pupils with ASD.

King John and Appleton Schools will also be given £2million each to enable them to expand and take on an 150 extra pupils each.

 

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11:24am Tue 25 Mar 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Hope it's enough, to get the job done, as the original grant of just over 4 million, seems to have been forgotten....
Hope it's enough, to get the job done, as the original grant of just over 4 million, seems to have been forgotten.... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
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1:09pm Tue 25 Mar 14

upset says...

WTF is this council upto, it was going to close it last month because it was not needed, now it finds £2.5 million to spend on it.
WTF is this council upto, it was going to close it last month because it was not needed, now it finds £2.5 million to spend on it. upset
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2:07pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Fedupwithecc says...

Think you should be asking, why only 2.5 m when THEIR own reports shows it needs 4.5m to bring it up to scratch. Plus why are they still giving money to two academies that are central government funded, as there is no longer a need to increase for The Deanes catchment/pupils?
Think you should be asking, why only 2.5 m when THEIR own reports shows it needs 4.5m to bring it up to scratch. Plus why are they still giving money to two academies that are central government funded, as there is no longer a need to increase for The Deanes catchment/pupils? Fedupwithecc
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2:15pm Tue 25 Mar 14

saveDeanesschool says...

How jolly decent of them!!
How jolly decent of them!! saveDeanesschool
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2:23pm Tue 25 Mar 14

saveDeanesschool says...

upset wrote:
WTF is this council upto, it was going to close it last month because it was not needed, now it finds £2.5 million to spend on it.
As the school has had NO money spent on it for the last 5 years, I think ECC have been let off lightly!
You should be asking yourself why they still think they can waste 4 million on two academy schools!
The Deanes rebuild money was ring fenced and so is still available.
Anyway, ECC have been granted £100 million to spend on education in Essex alone!
ECC have plenty of funds but won't spend it where it's needed and wastes it on buildings that don't....that's YOUR council for you!
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: WTF is this council upto, it was going to close it last month because it was not needed, now it finds £2.5 million to spend on it.[/p][/quote]As the school has had NO money spent on it for the last 5 years, I think ECC have been let off lightly! You should be asking yourself why they still think they can waste 4 million on two academy schools! The Deanes rebuild money was ring fenced and so is still available. Anyway, ECC have been granted £100 million to spend on education in Essex alone! ECC have plenty of funds but won't spend it where it's needed and wastes it on buildings that don't....that's YOUR council for you! saveDeanesschool
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11:11pm Tue 25 Mar 14

DeanofThunder says...

This response received today to an FOI to ECC - how can they justify £2m to the other schools on this basis - maladministration I think.... Any thoughts??

6. On what basis was the value of the funding to King John and Appleton Schools determined?
"I can confirm that Essex County Council do hold this information. The value of the funding was based on an estimate of the likely cost of adding 150 places at a secondary school. This was based on the costs of the recent expansion of The Gilberd School in Colchester which also increased by one form of entry."
This response received today to an FOI to ECC - how can they justify £2m to the other schools on this basis - maladministration I think.... Any thoughts?? 6. On what basis was the value of the funding to King John and Appleton Schools determined? "I can confirm that Essex County Council do hold this information. The value of the funding was based on an estimate of the likely cost of adding 150 places at a secondary school. This was based on the costs of the recent expansion of The Gilberd School in Colchester which also increased by one form of entry." DeanofThunder
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