Over the last three years local Primary Schools in the region have benefitted from our Primary School Scheme which offers schools within a five mile radius of the M6toll the opportunity to apply for funding.
During academic year 2016-17 the Midland Expressway Schools Foundation panel have awarded 5 grants of £3,000. All primary schools located within a 5 mile radius of the M6toll corridor were contacted by the Foundation and invited to apply for a grant. The grant is for projects within school to aid the development of students ie: funding of IT equipment, sports equipment, outdoor classrooms etc.
The application process for funding for academic year 2017-18 is now open, the closing date for applications is 12th May 2017
Meet our ambassador school MILLFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL in Burntwood who have been beneficiaries of this scheme for the past 2 consecutive academic years which has enabled them to expand their water sports project
Successful Primary Schools (2016 - 2017)
LANDYWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL, GREAT WYRLEY : ipads for their ‘digital discovery’ lessons
"The funding from the M6toll will make a huge difference at Landywood to our pupils. I-Pads will enable ICT to be integrated into lessons and into the children's learning to make our curriculum even more exciting and engaging. On behalf of everyone at the school I would like to say a big thank you to everyone for this funding and for creating this opportunity."
Mr Clewer, Headteacher
ST THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL : Healthy Eating Project
“We are thrilled and delighted that we were successful in our bid for funding from the M6toll foundation. The year 4/5 class (The Dolphins) were the driving force behind the bid as they had the original idea. We will be using the money as part of our Healthy Lifestyles initiative, where the children are taught about all the elements that lead to a healthy lifestyle. Currently the children take part in the 1k a day challenge, where every class, every day completes the challenge on a marked out track on the playground.”
Trish Johnson, Head Teacher
WHITTINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL : Mongolia Yurt Woodland Adventure Base Project
“Our pupils want to say a very big thank you to Midland Expressway for helping us to provide a Mongolian yurt in our nature area in the school grounds. It is an awe inspiring learning space which all our pupils will be able to use throughout the year. It will also be the centre for our forest school activities and will be used as the base for our ‘HMS Heroes’ Club. This club will meet regularly to provide support and activities for the children of service personnel. Our pupils can’t wait to start using this fantastic facility.”
Sally Wilmot, Headteacher
MILLFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL : camping equipment
“We use land and water-based residential experiences to give the children new perspectives and a real sense of adventure.”
Michelle Sheehy, Headteacher
CHASE TERRACE PRIMARY SCHOOL : playground centrepiece
“Since receiving the news that we have won the Midland Expressway Primary School Scheme everyone here at Chase Terrace Primary School has been ecstatic. The funding will enable us to have a custom-built ship in our outdoor area which will focus upon the key areas of learning and allow the children to learn through play. The ship will enable topics and themes to come to life outside the classroom. We are all so grateful for this great opportunity and can’t wait for the children to start their journey to success with the new equipment.”
Gordon McBurnie, Headteacher
Click here for information on the successful schools (2013 - 2014)
Click here to view press about the scheme