Gosport headteacher thrilled with £2.5m grant for new hall

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A headteacher has spoken of his delight after being awarded £2.5m for a new sports hall.

As reported, Bay House School, in Gosport, had a crumbling old facility and had originally been denied a grant from the government.

Now the Education Funding Agency has given it the cash to demolish the hall and build a new one.

The school had been using a temporary facility but its star girls’ basketball team was left without a place to train.

Ian Potter, headteacher at Bay House, said: ‘We are absolutely delighted that the school’s new sports hall is coming to fruition because of a grant from the government of £2.5m.

‘We are all thrilled at the prospect of being able to offer our young people the opportunity to enjoy learning in high-quality facilities and the great benefit the facilities will bring to the community.

‘Our thanks go to all who made a contribution to making this happen.’

Parent Patrick Allen had launched a Facebook campaign, which attracted more than 1,000 people.