New £450k study area for Queen Elizabeth's High School in Gainsborough
A school that was almost closed down on health and safety grounds is set to benefit from a new £450,000 study area.
The project is part of a £2 million investment at Queen Elizabeth's High School, in Gainsborough.
Work is already under way on a new sports hall facility and new eight-classroom block at the 11-18 grammar school.
School governor and county councillor Chris Underwood-Frost has spearheaded the school's crusade for further funding alongside headteacher David Allsop, who joined the school in September, 2009.
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Now a major refurbishment will take place on what is currently the derelict Gainsborough College House.
Work will include new windows, electrical installation, mechanical installation and new toilets.
General internal repairs will be carried out while a new floor and IT infrastructure will be installed.
Councillor Patricia Bradwell, executive councillor for children's services, said: "Lincolnshire County Council is working in partnership with Gainsborough Queen Elizabeth's High School to increase the capacity of sixth form provision on the site for young people.
"It will help address significant demand and population growth across the Gainsborough area and provide additional access to post-16 educational provision.
"These improvements will make use of an empty building which is currently part of the school facilities and has been used in the past for educating children of all ages.
"The ground and first floors will be refurbished to bring sufficient space into use.
"This will form part of a significant capital scheme which includes a two-storey eight-classroom block and a sports hall, plus stores."
The pledge by Lincolnshire County Council came after the 1940s school buildings on Morton Terrace were deemed unfit for both pupils and teachers.
It is in stark contrast to two years ago when leaking roofs, a failing alarm system and cold water feeds threatened the school's future.
The school had 70-year-old boilers and often had to close corridors because the fire alarm could not be heard.