A SECONDARY school may have a 'full re-build' as the buildings age. 

The government has agreed to discuss future funding of a  construction project related to the Lakes School at Troutbeck Bridge.

The school services communities in Windermere, Ambleside and further afield with 11-to-18 education. 

The government will be involved in a project on this scale, even though the site is operated and maintained by Westmorland and Furness Council. 

The South Lakes MP Tim Farron raised the Lakes School to the secretary of state Nick Gibb in a parliamentary questions debate.

He said: "The excellent Lakes School at Troutbeck Bridge serves the communities of Windermere and Ambleside and those further afield with 11-to-18 education, but it is widely acknowledged that the school needs a full rebuild because the buildings are well beyond their sell-by date. 

"Because of the unique history of the site, on which I am happy to brief the minister separately, it is very likely that we will have significant charitable and private funds to help towards a rebuild, as long as there is some government support as well.

"Will he agree to meet me and the school leaders to talk about how we can make sure that a brilliant school has a bright future?"

Replying, schools minister Mr Gibb MP said: "Absolutely; I will be delighted to meet the honourable gentleman. We want all our schools, including excellent schools such as the Lakes School in the Lake District, to have the best-quality school buildings. T

"That is our priority, and I will be delighted to meet him and teachers at the school to discuss how to make it happen in his constituency." 

Earlier, the minister said that the government allocated £1.8 billion in 2023-24 to improve the condition of school buildings. 

He said: "We are transforming hundreds of schools across the country though our school rebuilding programme."