Harwich and Dovercourt High School wins £1 million to replace hundreds of original windows
Freezing classrooms will be a thing of the past thanks to a £1 million cash pot to replace hundreds of a school’s original windows.
The money, which has been granted to Harwich and Dovercourt High School, comes from Education Funding Agency capital investment fund.
Current single-pane windows in the school’s main block, installed when the school opened in 1958, will be replaced to give the 20 classrooms new double glazed units.
The single-pane windows leave the school with temperature problems throughout the year – letting too much heat out in the winter and trapping warm air in summer.
There are also problems with damp when it rains.
Work, which will include a fresh lick of grey paint to the front of house, will start in July and is set to finish next February.
Steven Scott, the school’s operations manager, said: “We won the bid on terms of safety as the windows are in a terrible condition.