No new school building for Ilfracombe Arts College
By Adelle_B | Friday, July 09, 2010, 17:58
A Labour government scheme that was to provide the funding for a major re-build of Ilfracombe Arts College has been scrapped.
Sharon Barnes, Head of Ilfracombe Arts College
The Building Schools for the Future Scheme was to contribute over 25 million pounds worth of financial support to the school, which was to fund a rebuild of over two-thirds of the school buildings.
According to the BBC news website (see here), the government decided to scrap the scheme as it was deemed "dysfunctional" and "unnecessarily bureaucratic" by Education Secretary Michael Gove.
This is of little comfort to the 1150 students that attend the school, as well as the staff that work there, who have been hugely disappointed by the news.
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