THREE schools in Bridgwater are among those set to benefit from Government funding to improve their facilities.

The schools have been allocated a share of the £434million investment to expand classrooms, upgrade facilities and improve the education of children across the whole country.

In Bridgwater, Haygrove School is set to get a new boiler to replace its current one, Middlezoy Primary School will be replacing its heating system and domestic hot water supply, and Stogursey CofE Primary School will invest in new fire safety works.

Peter Booth, chairman of South West Conservatives, said: “Coronavirus has taken a toll on us all, not least children, who have been kept from their friends, their teachers and their schools.

“As we exit lockdown we must focus on getting children back to school – and ensure that schools have the facilities and classrooms they need to support the high-quality education children deserve.

“This funding will help ensure all children in the South West have the very best possible schools and education, enabling them to gain all the knowledge and skills they need for success.”