Cumbria

Work starts on £6m Walney Island primary school

Work is due to begin on a new £6m primary school on Walney Island.

The development of Vickerstown Primary School begins on Monday on the site of the former council allotments on Mill Lane.

The project is part of a £12.8m investment programme in three primary schools in Barrow including Barrow Island and St George's schools.

A further £10m has been allocated to redevelop St Bernard's and Walney High Schools.

Duncan Fairbairn, Cumbria County Council cabinet member responsible for schools and education, said: "This work is the perfect illustration of our commitment to providing educational excellence in the Barrow area.

"The investment will reap dividends for learners in Barrow for generations to come."

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