Funding has been secured to rebuild Burnt Mill Academy as part of a nation-wide Government funding push to boost education.

The secondary school in First Avenue is one of 50 schools across the country this week added to the Government’s 10-year school rebuilding programme.

Burnt Mill will benefit from a share of £500 million funding to create a ‘modern purpose-built facility’.

The exact details of the works at Burnt Mill Academy will be announced soon.

Harlow’s MP, Robert Halfon, said: “I have worked hard in Parliament to secure more funding for Harlow’s schools to ensure that every young person in Harlow has the chance to climb the education ladder of opportunity. I am delighted that today the Government has announced that they will be investing to rebuild Burnt Mill Academy and increase per pupil funding across all Harlow schools.

“This announcement follows a number of Harlow school building upgrades announced last year through the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund.

“I will continue to work hard to secure more money for our schools and ensure that every young person in Harlow has a superb education.

“I would also like to pay tribute to Harlow’s incredible teachers and support staff who have worked tirelessly over the past year in the most testing of circumstances to keep our children learning.”

Helena Mills, chief executive of the school’s trust, added: “This much-needed investment, in an area of high deprivation, will enable all of our children to learn in modern purpose-built school designed for 21st century learning.”

The programme is expected to deliver 500 rebuilding projects over the next decade.

The 50 projects added this week today brings the total so far to 100.

The Department for Education (DfE) is also launching a consultation to gather views on how to prioritise schools for the remainder of the programme.