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Sheffield School to benefit from £1bn redevelopment scheme

The entrance to Brunswick Primary School on a sunny day

Together with Brunswick Primary School, we are celebrating the announcement that a bid to the Department for Education’s school rebuilding programme has been successful.

Brunswick Primary School in Woodhouse, Sheffield is one of 61 schools nationwide to receive funding that will see their school refurbished or rebuilt, providing levelling up opportunities across the country. Brunswick staff and pupils can now look forward to working and learning in state-of-the-art facilities, setting the school up for high educational standards for all its pupils for decades to come.

While details around the exact amount of funding and timescales for delivery are still to be confirmed, DfE representatives, the school and the council have begun engaging in initial consultation plans.

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. Redevelopments will also be net-zero carbon in operation, helping to meet Sheffield’s net zero ambitions.

Councillor Mick Rooney, Co-Chair of the Education, Children and Families Committee, said; “It is great news that Brunswick Primary School has been selected to benefit from this important government scheme. It will provide much needed investment in the school that will benefit our children now and for years to come. We will continue to bid in future funding rounds for other schools in the city who meet the criteria.”

Councillor Dawn Dale, Co-Chair of the Education, Children and Families Committee, added; “This is really exciting for the Brunswick Primary School community. Providing top of the range facilities for children to learn in is really important for making sure they get the best start in life. I would like to thank everybody who worked so hard on the bid.”

Neil Frankland, Headteacher at Brunswick Primary School, said; “We are delighted that our school has been prioritised for the school rebuilding programme. The children will be excited to learn in a state-of-the-art facility and that can only be a good thing to support their progress and development. It is great news for children, parents, staff and the local community as a whole.”

Further details on the plans and timescales for delivery will be announced in the coming months.

Brunswick Primary School will remain open throughout the redevelopment.

More information on the schools rebuilding programme can be found at About the school rebuilding programme - GOV.UK (