Eleven schools in East Lancashire are receiving government funding to help them complete renovations.

The funds are from a pot of £483 million which will be used for 1,466 projects at academies, sixth-form colleges and voluntary aided schools across the country.

In Blackburn, St Wilfrid’s Church of England Academy will be receiving a share of the funds to conduct a partial replacement of the roof coverings.

In the Ribble Valley, Clitheroe Royal Grammar School has received funds for urgent safeguarding measures and urgent mechanical ventilation works.

In Rossendale and Darwen, Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School will be completing roof refurbishment works.

In Burnley, St John the Baptist RC Primary School, a voluntary academy, and Tor View School in Haslingden have also been given some of the grant.

In Pendle, Colne Primet Academy, Castercliff Primary School, Pendle Primary Academy, Colne Lord Street School and Colne Park High School will all receive a share of the funding.

Welcoming the funding, Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson said: “I am delighted schools across Pendle will be receiving vital funding to make much-needed improvements to their buildings.

“This is another example of delivering on the Levelling Up agenda across the whole country, making the investment we need to provide the high-quality education every child needs to have the best chance possible to fulfil their aspirations,” Mr Stephenson added.

“This funding will help deliver the schools facilities and classrooms our teachers need to do their job to the fullest, and that pupils in Pendle have a right to expect.”

The aim of the funding is to keep eligible academy, sixth-form college and voluntary aided school buildings safe and in good working order.