Primary Schools Scheme

Over the last five 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 2017-18 the Midland Expressway Schools Foundation panel 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 2018-19 has now closed. 


 Successful Primary Schools (2017 - 2018) 

CHASETOWN COMMUNITY SCHOOL, BURNTWOOD : Polytunnel to enable pupils to grow produce all year round

“The Primary Schools Scheme grant for our school might result in a professional gardening career for a pupil.  At least I hope it will bring an interest in growing your own vegetables thanks to our neighbours at the M6toll.”

Steve Norman, Chair of Governors


"The £3000 from the M6toll Primary Schools’ Scheme will provide a much needed outdoor area at Five Ways Primary School, where we can bring nature into school and promote ‘thinking outside the box’ for pupils. Pupils will learn to treat nature with respect by growing their own plants and vegetables and will gain a greater understanding of where their food comes from and the conditions needed for plant growth.  Five Ways promotes healthy living and consideration for the environment and we are very excited to include this area into our school grounds where it will be enjoyed by pupils for many years to come".

R Mander, Head Teacher



"The funding we have received from the M6toll will help provide our children with access to a fitness and exercise facility to use before school, during break/lunchtimes, in PE lessons and during after school fitness clubs."

Nathan Briley, Year 4 Teacher



"The funding is most appreciated and welcome. It will kick start our fund to enable the children to access books in a fun and imaginative way. As a small school we have to make the most of all spaces and reading areas in particular are sparse. The Reading Bus will enable us to provide an environment for all to engage in reading regularly."

Mrs Parton, Headteacher


SPRINGHILL PRIMARY ACADEMY: 'Little Engineers' project


 Click here for information on the successful schools (2013 - 2014)


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