A primary school is on course to receive Government funding to allow it to be rebuilt.

The Department for Education has announced that Little Reddings Primary School in Bushey will be included in the next round of the £1 billion School Rebuilding Programme.

Little Reddings will be one of 50 schools across England to be selected in the second round of the programme.

Launched last year, the School Rebuilding Programme, is a Government commitment to rebuild or refurbish 500 schools over ten years.

It is the first major rebuilding programme to be launched since 2014 and is designed to create modern education environments, and provide new facilities from classrooms, to sports halls and dining rooms.

The rebuild works will also mean that the schools will be greener and more energy efficient, helping meet the Government’s net zero target.

Reacting to Little Redding's selection, Hertsmere MP and Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, said: "It is fantastic news that Little Reddings Primary School has been selected as one of the next 50 schools to be improved through our rebuilding programme.

"I am committed to ensuring that our children receive the education they deserve and this announcement will mean that the staff at Little Reddings Primary have the facilities they need to teach the next generation of Bushey children."

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson added: "The environment children are taught in makes such an enormous difference to their education.

"This programme will give thousands more young people the chance to learn in world class school facilities, levelling up opportunity and making sure every young person has the chance to succeed, progress and fulfil their potential.

"As we build back better after the pandemic, with buildings that are net-zero in operation, this major ten-year rebuilding programme will help to shape the education of not only children now, but for years to come."