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Funding bid for flood-hit schools
Two schools in East Yorkshire which were severely damaged by the summer floods could be replaced if a bid for government funding is successful.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council wants to demolish and rebuild Hedon Inmans Primary School and Wolfreton School in Kirk Ella.

The funding would also help pay for measures to reduce the future risk of flooding at the schools.

The council said the total cost of both schemes would be about 37m.

'Education disrupted'

Councillors will be asked to approve a bid for funding to the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) at a meeting on Tuesday.

The DCSF is inviting bids from local authorities for schools which were badly damaged by flooding, and where the council cannot fully fund the costs of a re-build.

If the bid is successful, the council will start design work in the new year.

Alison Waller, director of children, family and adult services, said: "This funding opportunity presents an excellent platform to work in close partnership with both schools and communities to provide first class facilities for the children and young people whose education was disrupted by the flooding earlier this year.

"It is hoped that the DCSF will give favourable consideration to the request."

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