Schools' Pounds 330m New Look

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Byline: By Cara Simpson

PLANS for a pounds 330million transformation of all schools in Coventry have been given the go-ahead by the government.

Coventry City Council is celebrating after the details of its bid for the city's biggest school improvement plan in 50 years were approved.

Six secondary schools will be demolished and replaced with new ones, and two new special schools will be built.

All other city schools will be refurbished or given new equipment and technology.

The six schools to be rebuilt are President Kennedy, Ernesford Grange, Cardinal Newman, Finham Park, Tile Hill Wood and Woodfield schools.

Ernesford Grange, President Kennedy and Westwood schools will be the first to benefit, with the new-look schools expected to be ready by September 2012.

Coventry's Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme will also see the creation of two Broad Spectrum special schools by the relocation of Alice Stevens, Baginton Fields and the secondary element of Sherbourne Fields onto the sites of President Kennedy and Ernesford Grange schools.

Corley special school could also be relocated into a new school to be rebuilt on the Cardinal Newman site. …